Patient Charges and Cost

What does this mean?

Beginning January 1, 2019, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require hospitals to be more transparent regarding the cost of care. This "Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule" states that hospitals must provide a listing of their current standard charges, including a description for the item or service associated with each charge, for every item and service provided by the hospital. 

What you need to know.

Greater Regional Health is a 5-star quality hospital as rated by Medicare Compare and is accredited by DNV.  We take great pride that our services are competitively priced and financial assistance is available to patients in need. If you would like to know the amount you will owe for services at Greater Regional, please contact our Financial Counselors at 782-3538.

At Greater Regional Health we recognize the need for this information to be available to educate our patients on the cost of health care service. However, it is important to note that these numbers do not represent what patients will actually owe after a hospital stay or other service. 

This is a list of our standard charges, also known as our charge master. Charge masters have evolved over many decades and are difficult to read. Though they are used to bill insurance companies, they are only loosely related to the amount a patient will pay for the service. This is because insurance companies have negotiated discounts and because uninsured patients are given large (40% in 2019) discounts from standard charges. If you would like to know the amount you will owe for services at Greater Regional, please contact our Financial Counselors at 782-3538.

View Greater Regional's current charge information as of December 31st 2018

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