Standard Hospital Charges
Beginning January 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are requiring hospitals and health systems to post their “current, standard charges.” Hospital charges are the amount the hospital bills an insurer for a service. For most patients, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below charges. Patients covered by commercial insurance products have negotiated rates with hospitals. Patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs have hospital reimbursement rates determined by federal and state governments. Hospital charges may include bundled procedures, personnel, services, and supplies. An example would be room rates that include the space, equipment, nursing personnel and supplies. Patients are encouraged to contact their own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be the patient’s responsibility.
For additional questions regarding billing and charges for Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics, please contact a financial representative at (320) 693-4500. Additional resources can be found at the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA’s) Hospital Price Check website.
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