Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 29, 2010
Smart Choice MRI has opened a revolutionary outpatient MRI center in the Taylor Professional Building in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The new imaging center allows Smart Choice to expand its cost effective alternative to hospital MRI services with an Open MRI Scanner for claustrophobic or larger patients.
After saving the Milwaukee market over $4 million in imaging fees in 2009, Smart Choice MRI is looking to provide similar savings to the Sheboygan market, over $1.5 million in 2010 alone. “Our goal is to provide patients with a high quality, affordable choice for their MRI exams,” says Eric Haberichter, Co-founder and Director of Business Development, Smart Choice MRI. “In today’s healthcare environment, patient choice is paramount. We have worked extremely hard to provide our quality at a price that is 75% lower than our competitors’. We continually work to educate our patients and their physicians that lower cost alternatives are available without sacrificing quality.”
After almost 4 years of experience in Milwaukee, Smart Choice MRI concluded that the Sheboygan market has average MRI costs that are 20% more expensive than even metro Milwaukee. The average MRI cost in Wisconsin is $2308.46 and every MRI at Smart Choice is just $600. Because Smart Choice MRI is the only cost effective imaging alternative for the sometimes prohibitively expensive exam, insurance companies, workman’s compensation providers and self-funded companies all encouraged Smart Choice MRI to expand their current program into other locations.
“Over the past 4 years, we have changed the imaging market by providing the highest level MRI care at the industry leading price of $600 to every patient and payer. We are in network with all insurance companies and offer our savings to every payer,” says Andrew Stoll, Director of Marketing, Smart Choice MRI. Stoll continues, “We have worked very closely with the Milwaukee communities on creating a community service program that helps those most in need.” Smart Choice MRI began a program aimed at helping those who have recently lost their job and insurance by offering them an MRI exam at no cost. “We expect that our community service efforts of providing MRIs at no cost to those who have recently lost their job and insurance will be a valuable addition to the Sheboygan market,” says Stoll.
The new Sheboygan MRI center is equipped with a GE Open MRI unit that will accommodate patients with claustrophobia or who do not fit comfortably in the closed units. The new center is located in the Taylor Professional Building at 1414 N. Taylor Drive, suite 110 in Sheboygan.
About Smart Choice MRI
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Smart Choice MRI is the industry leader in high quality, flat rate MRI services. The $600 flat rate program has transformed the Milwaukee imaging market and is continuing to grow throughout the state. With locations in Milwaukee and Sheboygan, Smart Choice MRI continues to work towards educating patients, insurance companies, workman’s compensation carriers and self funded organizations about the potential savings associated with the program offered by Smart Choice MRI. For more information, please visit Smart Choice MRI’s website at http://www.SmartChoiceMRI.com or call 414-431-0309.