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Cost Conscious Medicine
In a first among local medical centers, The Everett Clinic is taking the guesswork out of pricing medical procedures and tests by posting them online. The move is an effort to help patients know what they’re getting into for something not covered by insurance or if they simply choose to pay out of pocket.
So far, the health care network, which includes locations throughout Snohomish County including multiple clinics and outpatient surgery centers in Everett, has only posted prices for imaging services such as MRI’s, ultrasound and CT scans, with a 25 percent discount price offered on prompt payment. The Everett Clinic plans to continue to post prices online for more services—in the meantime people can call and ask about the pricing of procedures not yet posted online.