Morris County Hospital Standard Charges
To improve price transparency, all U.S. hospitals and health systems are required to provide lists of standard hospital charges ― also called a chargemaster ― so patients can compare prices across hospitals. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you view the list of standard charges (chargemaster).
- These charges are rarely the price that patients pay. The chargemaster lists the dollar amount set for each service prior to insurance contract/benefit plan discounts or self-pay discounts being applied, so the price patients pay tends to be less than the standard charge.
- Hospital charges differ from patient to patient for the same service depending upon variations in treatment.
- Patients who are eligible for financial assistance also receive additional discounts.
- Items included in a charge vary across hospital systems. For example, what’s included in one hospital’s charge for room and board may differ from another hospital’s charge ― some hospitals bundle services together into a single charge that others may list separately.
- Looking at various hospital charges does not provide any indication of quality of service and outcomes.
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For the most accurate estimate of the cost of care, patients can contact Morris County Hospital at email@example.com or call 620-767-6811 for assistance in understanding the charges and related costs for a procedure or visit.
Kevin Leeper, CEO 620-767-6811. Extension 146
Ron Christenson, CFO 620-767-6811, Extension 120