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 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (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 use the information found in the Shoppable Services link below.
If the service or procedure you are looking for is not included on the list, please contact our Patient Financial Advocates at 401-788-1383.
To view South County Health’s Shoppable Services, please click here >
To access Hospital Charges in Machine Readable Format, please click here >
Please note: Because of the size of the Machine Readable file, you may need special computer software/speed to open the file.