CEO Message: Worth the Price

How much does it cost for a woman over 40 to have an annual mammogram? In terms of time, it’s next to nothing. A typical mammogram takes about 20 minutes. And the financial price is also very small in most cases. Under the Affordable Care Act, coverage of mammograms for breast cancer screening must be provided without a co-pay or deductible for plans that started after August 1, 2012. Medicare also pays for an annual screening mammogram for all women who receive Medicare benefits and are 40 and older. And for women with private insurance, the cost for a screening mammogram is often covered with no co-payment or deductible required. So contact your health insurance company to check on your coverage. Then contact Main Street Hospital and schedule your annual mammogram today. It’s definitely worth the price, especially if it saves your life.