Price Transparency

The federal government requires each hospital to post on its website a list of its standard charges for items and services provided by the hospital in a machine-readable format. Standard charges include gross charges, self-pay cash prices, payer-specific negotiated rates and min/max negotiated payer rates. The law requires hospitals to set uniform charges (the amount set before any discount) as the starting point for all bills, which is then adjusted by the negotiated insurance rates. The starting list of charges is the same for every patient, but the charges may vary by patient even though a similar procedure was performed. This may be due to the patient's medical condition, length of time spent in surgery or recovery, complications requiring unanticipated procedures, kinds of medications needed, etc.

This information allows health care consumers to receive basic, facility-specific information about their services, charges and insurance reimbursement, which is listed by payer in the columns of the file below. Anderson Hospital is committed to price transparency and has posted this list of standard charges for inpatient and outpatient services, including the chargemaster and DRG/CPT service packages. The payer rate information shows individual item/service reimbursement and does not reflect true out of pocket cost. The file below is likely not a helpful tool for a patient to know what their financial obligation will be, or to shop between hospitals. 

List of charges, click here:

List of Shoppable Services, click here:

The content of these files are subject to change.