Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton Paper on MRI Price Transparency

paper on MRI price transparency
March 2, 2021

Zack Cooper, Fiona Scott Morton, Michael Chernew, and Eugene Larsen Hallock publish “Physician Agency, Consumerism, and the Consumption of Lower-Limb MRI Scans” in Journal of Health Economics.

The study looks at where privately insured individuals receive planned MRI scans. Despite significant out-of-pocket costs for this undifferentiated service, privately insured patients often receive care in high-priced locations when lower priced options were available.