Understanding Radiology

What is a radiologist?

Your radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury through the use of medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound. Learn More.

What is interventional radiology?

The area of medicine in which different imaging techniques (e.g., X-rays, CT scans) are used to both diagnose and treat disease. Interventional radiology procedures are performed by doctors who practice interventional radiology. These procedures are typically minimally invasive and carry a lower risk of complications than regular surgeries. Learn More.

What services and procedures are offered by Greensboro Radiology?

As one of the largest private radiology practices in the country, Greensboro Radiology offers a broad range of sub-specialized imaging services and procedures. Learn More.  We also perform state-of-the-art procedures for diagnostic and interventional radiology.  Learn More

How do I get the results from my study?

You should contact your doctor to obtain a copy of your results. We communicate a detailed results report to your doctor, and provide information on how to obtain reports and images on CD or disk.  

What is ACR accreditation?

Insist that any facility providing your medical imaging care be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation ensures that the physicians supervising and interpreting your medical imaging meet stringent education and training standards. Learn More

What should I know about quality and safety in medical imaging?

Radiologic procedures such as CT, MRI, and PET are medically prescribed and should only be performed by appropriately trained and certified physicians under medically necessary circumstances. Learn More.

What are the guidelines for radiation safety?

Greensboro Radiology follows the radiation dosage and safety guidelines established by the American College of Insist that any facility providing your medical imaging care be accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  Learn More.

 

Billing FAQs

I gave my insurance information at the time of service why did it not get filed?

We rely on the facilities to provide us with the correct information provided by our patients at registration. Unfortunately we do not always receive complete insurance information from the facilities, especially if information is updated after the registration process.

What is my balance and why do I have a balance?

Your insurance company has applied a portion of the balance as your responsibility. If you do not understand why your insurance has applied a portion of your service as patient responsibility, please contact your insurance company for clarification. If you have insurance and we do not have it on your account, please contact us with the correct insurance information.

What are my payment options?

We have payment plan options.  Please contact us at (336) 274-4285 or (800) 582-8655 for more information that would be applicable to your situation.

Why did my insurance deny?

There are many reasons your insurance could deny your claim. We have insurance specialists on staff that process denials and sometimes can appeal to obtain payment for. For example, insurance companies may require a copy of your report and we can forward it along to them. However, sometimes insurance companies require a letter of medical necessity from the physician that ordered the exam and sometimes the insurance company may require additional information from you. We do not have access to your complete benefit information. Contacting your insurance company for a full explanation of why your claim was denied may better assist you in understanding their processing of your claim.

Why is my balance different from the quoted balance?

In an effort to help patients estimate the portion of their responsibility after their insurance has processed their claim, you may have received an estimated cost of your procedure from the facility prior to your service. We make every attempt to estimate as closely as possible what the after-insurance balance will be, but because all insurances cannot provide exact amounts of what they will process, we cannot provide exact patient responsibility amounts either.

What is deductible/coinsurance?

The deductible is the amount of patient responsibility before insurance covers certain procedures. For your deductible information, you will need to contact your insurance carrier. Coinsurance is the percentage you are responsible for after you have met your deductible.

Why am I getting a bill from you? I have already paid the hospital. Are you double billing me?

You are not getting double billed. We are billing you for the professional portion (the reading of your radiological procedure) and the hospital will be billing you for the technical portion of your procedure.

I have never seen your physician/or been to your facility. What is this bill for?

You have been referred to have radiology service; these services could include x-rays, CT's, MRI's, Ultrasounds, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional and other radiological procedures. Our radiologist interprets the results and provides a written report of their findings to your ordering physician.

Can I pay my bill online?

Yes, please click here to make a payment online.

I have applied for charity at the hospital where my procedure was performed. Will your company take the same discount?

Yes, we will honor the same discount the hospital approves. Please send us a copy of your acceptance letter and we will apply the same discount to your account. Our mailing address is 1331 N. Elm Street, Suite 3, Greensboro, NC 27401.  Our fax number is (336) 274-8097.

Why should I call my insurance company?

Your insurance company has access to specifics and terms to your policy. They will be able to address your questions and advise how your policy may have affected the processing of your claim.

When will you process my patient refund?

Our refund coordinator processes overpayments on a daily basis and refund checks are mailed weekly.

Is my ex-husband/ex-wife responsible for half of the patient's bill?

When the patient is brought in for treatment, Consent for Treatment is signed along with acceptance of financial responsibility. We look to the person that signed the Consent for Treatment and acceptance of financial responsibility for payment in full for the balance deemed patient responsibility.

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