I'm very disappointed with this practise. They are the epitome of what's so wrong with health care in this country and why so many Americans cannot afford proper health care. They practise medical price gouging to an obsurd & highly unethical level. Practises such as this one drive up insurance premium costs. I recently went in for some basic imaging. This imaging is provided at a cash price of ~$500. When I inquired about the cash price, they told me that if I had health insurance, they are "required" to file a claim through my insurance and cannot give me the cash price. First of all, "how is this true"!?!? Is this really a law!?!? Wow, talk about insurance companies & medical providers working together to take every penny you have. Anyway, they contacted my insurance provider and told me my estimated payment was ~$275. So, I paid them that and got the imaging done. They then proceeded to bill my insurance company over $3400!!!! How does a $500 procedure become a $3400 procedure!?!? In the end, I ended up with a $2400 bill in the mailbox!!!! I contacted them and after about 20 minues of discussion, they said all they could do was reduce it by 10%. I told them I wanted to pay them a fair price and asked them to offer me a fair price. My offer was to pay them $1200 more, in addition to the $275 I had already paid, which would be almost 3x their cash price. They refused. They are taking advantage of every opportunity to inflate medical costs.