How does Imaging Specialist manage to keep prices so low?
At Imaging Specialists we use a global billing system. This means that unlike most medical providers, we do not split our services up into technical and professional components. When a service is broken down into separate units, billing costs tend to be much higher as you are paying separately for the service and interpretation of your results.

How is global billing better for our patients?
With global billing, we are able to offer a single bill with no hidden costs allowing our patients to receive the best care at a better price. Our patients are cared for by specialty trained radiologists using the best technology at no additional cost!


Imaging Specialists of Charleston participates in the following Health Plans:

  • AARP Meidcare Complete
  • Aetna
  • BCBS State Employees Health Plan
  • BCBS Federal Employees Health Plan
  • BCBS Out of State Plans
  • BCBS (PAI – Planned Administrators)
  • BCBS (Thomas Cooper)
  • Best Chance Network
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Choice Medicaid
  • Carolina Care Plan
  • CCN (affiliated with First Health/Wellpath)
  • Cigna PPO & HMO
  • Coventry (affiliated with Wellpath)
  • Coventry/Mailhandlers
  • First Health
  • GEHA/Coventry only
  • Galaxy
  • Great West
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Humana Gold
  • Instil (Medicare Managed Care)
  • Key Health
  • Mailhandlers (affiliated with Wellpath)
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid HMO Select Health/First Choice
  • Next Image
  • One Source (affiliated with First Health/Wellpath)
  • PHCS/Multiplan only
  • Premier Health
  • Couthcare (affiliated with Wellpath)
  • Tricare Standard
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare (Empire)
  • US Image
  • Wellpath
  • Wellpath Assurant Health (aff. with Wellpath only)
  • Workers Comp

We do not participate with the following plans:

  • GEHA
  • Cynergy
  • Humana Gold Plus
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Southeast Community Care

Insurances that do not require authorization:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS Federal
  • Golden Rule
  • Medicare
  • Tricare Standard

Insurances that almost always require authorization:

  • Absolute Total Care
  • BCBS of South Carolina
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Choice Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Tricare Prime
  • Wellpath

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