Transparency

What is Pricing Transparency?

“Pricing Transparency” is the term used to describe initiatives in the healthcare industry to provide meaningful pricing information to consumers. The healthcare industry is often complex and difficult for consumers to navigate. Price transparency is a means of providing consumers price information on common services. Our hospital is committed to presenting pricing information on its website in a way that will be easy for the consumer to access and understand, as well as providing other useful information about financial assistance available, definitions of key terminology, and key financial policies.

What services are included in my hospital bill estimate?

If you are viewing estimates provided on this website, the pricing includes estimated room and board (for inpatients), supplies, nursing care, equipment use, nutritional services, and any services handled by the staff of the hospital within the walls of the hospital. It does not include services listed below.

What services are excluded from my hospital bill estimate?

Your personal physician or other physicians providing you with services related to your hospital stay or visit will bill you separately. This can include fees related to hospitalists, specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.
Independent laboratory and radiology services will also bill you separately for reading and interpreting EKG’s, X-rays, EEG’s and lab work.

What does “Uninsured” mean?

It means that you have to pay for your services and that you do not have coverage for the hospital services by a third party like Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation or an insurance company. Other common terms used when referring to Uninsured patients are: Self Pay and Private Pay.

Why can’t I rely on the pricing estimates posted on this website if I have insurance?

Those figures are estimates of what an Uninsured Patient would have to pay. If you have insurance or some form of medical coverage, your out of pocket typically can include a deductible, coinsurance, co-payment or even non-covered services. The prices for your services are based on the contract terms negotiated by your insurance company with the hospital. In order to give you a more accurate estimate, we need to evaluate your coverage and specific plan. To do that, please give us a call at 830-258-7373.

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