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!

Insurance

Imaging Specialists of Charleston participates in the following Health Plans:

AARP Meidcare Complete
Aetna
BCBS OF SC
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