Outstanding quality and cost savings

August 22, 2018

Midvalley Imaging Center provides great MRI value

Shopping around for an MRI in the Roaring Fork Valley? If so, the Midvalley Imaging Center is rewriting the rules of healthcare with a mission to provide MRI services at a lower cost without compromising quality.

The center has all the benefits you deserve and many you don’t expect:
  • High-quality images
  • Low costs that include professional reading of the images
  • Convenient Basalt location
  • No waiting
  • Personalized attention
  • Ample parking
  • Friendly service
“A lot of our business is driven from large, self-funded employer groups, which are always looking for lower-cost alternatives that provide quality services, and we serve as that crucial link in our region,” said Tim Burns, Executive Director of the center.

“At the same time, a lot of individuals with high-deductible health plans are comparison shopping for the best diagnostic images at the lowest cost. The Midvalley Imaging Center provides that option for elective MRIs, especially since our pricing is all-inclusive.”

Apples to apples

Value is one of the major benefits provided by the Midvalley Imaging Center, because prices include both taking the images and having them read by physicians at Denver-based Radiology Imaging Associates. Other imaging services in the region have pricing structures that do not include having the images read.

“When you’re exploring your options, be sure you’re comparing apples to apples,” Burns said. “It’s important to know what is included in the cost and what is not included.”
As a bonus, Midvalley Imaging Center self-pay patients who pay in full at the time of service may be eligible for an additional discount.

Benefit from our balance

The Midvalley Imaging Center is able to offer cost savings thanks to a business model that balances low overhead expenses with high-quality services. And it’s important to note that the center boasts highly experienced, tenured staff. For example, Natalie Johnson, RT, MR, has been the face of the imaging center for a decade.

“Everybody loves a familiar face,” Johnson said. “We have a small and very tight, cohesive team. That improves our efficiency, performance, patient outcomes and safety. All of those result in cost savings we pass along to our patients.”

Particularly convenient for residents of Basalt, Carbondale and surrounding areas, the center has only appointment-based visits, with Johnson scheduling one patient per hour so no one has to wait. “I’m the primary provider there, and patients like having one person help them every step of the way. They know they’re not going to get lost in the shuffle,” Johnson said. “It works very smoothly, and our patients love it.”

The Midvalley Imaging Center is conveniently located at the
Midvalley Health Institute
1460 E. Valley Road, Basalt
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays (by appointment)
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