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By: Karunesh S.
Envision Imaging of Allen
Reception lady was the saving grace for this facility.My wife had an MRI appointment with Envision for Thursday. On Tuesday, she was called by Envision and told that the MRI will be “with AND without” contrast (and the procedure for how they will inject the dye) and was also told that there is 500 dollar out of pocket.I called my insurance on Wednesday and as per them there was no co-pay/deductible for the procedure. I called Envision after this and when I told that as per insurance company there is no out of pocket, I was told that "Sir, there is 500 dollar out of pocket which you need to pay" . I had to call the insurance company again and while I was on hold for about 40 minutes, my insurance contacted envision and managed to convince Envision that there was some billing code error on Envision’s part and there is no out of pocket.My wife went for the appointment on Thursday and the MRI was done only without contrast. This completely contradicted with what was told on Tuesday to my wife. Basically, it seems like no one there has a clue about how to bill the procedure and what is needed during the procedure. What is informed to the patient couple of days prior to procedure is not the same as the procedure performed. I checked with my doctor’s office and was told that the request was for MRI “with AND without” contrast. This is extremely unprofessional.Be extremely careful with your insurance coverage and also the procedure that gets performed WHEN/IF you go to this place.
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By: Vanessa R.
Envision Imaging of Allen
The receptionists were very friendly and helpful. The ultrasound lady was a bit short in the beginning but was more conversational as some time passed. It was my first ultrasound so I appreciate the procedure explanations to put my worries at ease.
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By: caroline.chandler1
Envision Imaging of Allen
Receptionists were a bit rude or should I say aloof. Seemed like they were put out by having to do their job. MRI guy was nice and I had no issues with procedure. Probably would choose a different location next time if given a choice.
By: Terri H.
Envision Imaging of Allen
They don't know what they are doing. Workers are so mean.
By: d4nier
Envision Imaging of Allen
I have used Envision on several other occassion and will again today. I have never had any negative issues with then except for wait time.
By: jsyrup1
Envision Imaging of Allen
Envision Imaging provided the MRI services we needed, but their billing practices need serious revision. We paid our estimated patient responsibility on the date of service, but then Envision sent us a refund almost 7 months later because they didn't check their records from our insurance company accurately. Then, almost two years later, Envision billed us again because the insurance company had taken money back from Envision. Envision blamed my insurance company, and the insurance company blamed Envision. Who was stuck with the consequences? The patient. If Envision would check their records from the insurance companies more closely, this problem could have been avoided. I am not the only patient affected by this situation. Apparently, Envision was slammed with a bill for $90,000 by CIGNA because of Envision's faulty billing practices.
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Yes, anesthesiologist complete four years of medical school plus additional training.
There are three different types of anesthesia:
  • Local anesthesia temporarily stops pain in a specific area. It is often used for local surgeries and administered via an injection and allows patients to remain conscious.
  • Regional anesthesia stops pain in a large portion of the body, such as an arm or leg, while the patient remains conscious. Major types of regional anesthesia include:
    • Peripheral nerve blocks: An anesthetic is injected near a bundle of nerves that transmit sensations from a specific area. For example, an anesthesiologist would administer a nerve block near a patient's arm to numb that entire area, allowing the surgeon to operate.
    • Spinal anesthetic: The anesthetic is injected into the lower back near the spinal cord, causing the lower body to go numb. This type is most commonly used for orthopedic procedures and surgery in the rectal, pelvic, or abdominal regions.
    • Epidural anesthetic: This is similar to a spinal anesthetic but is used primarily for labor/childbirth, and surgery of the lower limbs. Instead of an injection, the medication is administered through a thin catheter inserted into the area near the spinal cord.
  • General anesthesia, which is either inhaled through a breathing mask/tube or administered via an IV line,  causes the patient to fall completely unconscious.
Common procedures anesthesiologists perform include:
  • Administering and managing anesthesia
  • Managing and addressing changes in important life functions during surgery, including heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing
  • Diagnosing and treating medical problems that arise during and immediately after surgery
Anesthesiologist do not have to be board certified, although approximately 75 percent of them are. They must be licensed to practice within their state, however, and can obtain additional specialty certifications in critical care and pain management.
Procedural sedation, previously known as conscious sedation, is a process where a patient is given a sedative that reduces discomfort and awareness but does not result in a full sedation. This allows the patient to undergo uncomfortable procedures while still maintaining control over his or her breathing.

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