Transparency Rule

DISCLAIMERAND EXPLANATION FOR STANDARD HOSPITAL CHARGES

This hospital determines its standard charges for patient services with the use of a charge master or similar system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into every patient’s bill. These are the baseline rates for services provided at this hospital.

The charge master is similar in concept to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) on a vehicle. It is the starting price of each service performed and goods consumed associated with the individual patient’s treatment.  The charge master rates are updated from time to time to accurately reflect the hospital’s expenses to operate.

Standard charges shown in the attached file do not necessarily reflect what a patient may pay. Government insurance plans such as Medicare and Medicaid do not pay the charge master rates, but rather have their own set rates which hospitals are obligated to accept. Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with managed care payers and may or may not reflect the standard charges.  Also, please note these charges do not include fees from your surgeon, anesthesiologist, or other professional services billed by the physician and other professional providers.  Typically, you will be billed separately for these professional services.

Patients without commercial insurance or not covered by a government health care plan should contact the hospital’s Business Office at 936-336-7316, ext. 131 or ext. 139 prior to a procedure to discuss charges, alternative pricing, financial assistance and/or payment terms.  Please understand that the pricing listed within the charge master or provided by our Business Office will be an estimate based on the information available before services are rendered and is not a guarantee.  In some cases, additional services may be needed. 

For all questions regarding our charge master or Price Transparency, please feel free to call our Business Office at 936-336-7316, ext. 131 or ext., 139

LDRMC CHARGE MASTER

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