Beginning January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a listing of their “standard charges” on their facility websites. This new requirement is from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which regulates many aspects of healthcare operations in the U.S. As a service to our communities and to meet CMS guidelines, Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, has posted our hospital’s “standard charge” listing, which you can access via the link below.
The amounts on the “standard charge” listing are the gross charges for a medical service or procedure. They are not the amounts patients with or without insurance pay, or that Medicare or other Federal and commercial payers pay.
Patients and insurance companies usually pay a significantly discounted amount compared to standard charges. Also, if you have insurance, higher gross charges at one facility compared to another may not affect the amount you owe in deductibles, co-pay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums. Your actual cost is determined by the price agreements between hospitals and insurance companies, and by your insurance plan benefits.
The “standard charge” listings are Peninsula facility charges only. Please contact us at 865-373-8214 if you would like a personalized estimate of what you might expect to pay for your out-of-pocket cost for inpatient services, or at 865-374-7100 for a personalized estimate of what you might expect to pay for your out-of-pocket cost for outpatient services.
The services you receive at Peninsula are provided by the hospital as well as by other health care providers (such as physicians and other practitioners). These providers typically bill patients separately. Their fees are not part of the “standard charge” listing.
Both the standard charge listing and MS-DRG will open in an Excel spreadsheet.
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