Hospital Charging Information 


Hospital Charging Information

It is important to understand that South County Health’s charge master data does not reflect the payment received for care.  Charges may not reflect the amount a patient is expected to pay for services received from the hospital.

The healthcare insurance companies negotiate contracted rates with hospitals and the hospital is paid based on these negotiated rates regardless of the amount charged for each service.  The contracted rates can differ between insurance companies.  Medicare reimbursement rates for each healthcare service are dictated by CMS.

The payment that the hospital receives includes reimbursement from the insurance company as well as the amount received from patients directly for any deductible, copayment, coinsurance or services not covered by the insurance plan.

Uninsured patients may apply for financial assistance. 

Plan Ahead and Get an Estimate

Understanding the price of medical care can make it easier to plan for health care expenses.  In order to provide you with the most accurate estimate for a scheduled or prospective service, please contact our Patient Financial Advocates at 401-788-1383.  Information is also available regarding out-of-pocket costs for procedures.

CMS Hospital Charges

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the 2019 IPPS Final Rule requires hospitals to make their listing of standard hospital charges available online.  View our list of charges here