Answers and insights.
Here is where you will find answers to frequently asked questions patients have prior to their exam.
Q: What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
A: Here is a step-by-step description.
Upon arrival, check in with the front desk and complete your paperwork.
You can download forms and complete them in advance if you prefer. Please bring the completed forms with you on the day of your appointment.
Once your completed paperwork is turned in at the front desk, one of our nationally registered radiology technologists will accompany you to the exam room to explain your exam step by step, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Upon completion of the exam, your technologist will escort you back to the reception area where you will check out with the front desk staff.
CIRPA takes pride in making each appointment as thorough and comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything special we can do to make you more comfortable during your exam.
Q: I have concerns about cost. What should I expect?
A: You may want to contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to get information on your benefits for out-patient diagnostic testing. If you need CIRPA’s support with this research, feel free to contact our business offices at (817) 336-4638.
Q: What insurance does CIRPA accept?
A: CIRPA takes pride in keeping affiliated with as many insurance companies as possible. Whether or not you find your specific insurance plan listed below, it’s a good idea to call the CIRPA business office at (817) 336-4638 to confirm your coverage.
Insurance Plans Accepted:
Aetna – PPO/HMO/POS, Medicaid, TRS, Premerus
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield: Blue Choice, FedSelect, Health Select, HMO Blue Texas, HMO Blue NE Texas
CAPP Care PPO/WC/Auto Medical C.A.R.E – Railroad Employees
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Choice Care/Humana PPO
Cigna: All Products
Focus Healthcare Management
Galaxy Health Network
Great West Healthcare
Health Smart/North Texas Healthcare
Humana Military: Champus, Foundation Health, Tricare
Interplan Health Group - Accountable
Medicaid: Aetna, Amerigroup, HMO Blue, Metro West
Molina Health Care
Mutual of Omaha
National Preferred Provider Network
One Call Medical
One Health Plan of Texas
Private Healthcare Systems, Ltd. (PHCS)
Texas True Choice
United Healthcare HMO/PPO
USA Managed Care
Q: Should I bring certain documents along to my appointment?
A: Yes. Bring your insurance cards, and a state-issued identification card. Also, CIRPA requires an order form from a physician to perform most of our exams.
Q: Does it matter what I wear to my appointment?
A: For your comfort, you may choose to wear loose fitting clothing with no metal (ig: zippers, underwire). Otherwise, we have scrubs and gowns you can change into prior to your exam. CIRPA provides lockers for securing your personal belongings.
Q: Is there anything I need to know about how to prepare for my exam?
A: Each exam is unique. Our schedulers will explain the prep information at the time of scheduling.
Q: Can you explain radiology in a way that I can understand it better?
A: Yes. The short answer is that radiology is the branch or specialty of medicine that uses imaging technologies like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases. For more information, refer to our Exams page for specifics about the procedures CIRPA provides. We have also created a Resources page where you will find even more insights and answers to your questions. Also, you are always welcome to Contact Us if you cannot find the answers you are looking for on our web site.