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PATIENT SERVICE PRICING AND ESTIMATES

As a service to patients, Van Wert Health provides hospital price estimates for patients. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these price estimates, the costs associated with medical care and diagnostic testing can vary substantially, depending on each individual's medical needs and circumstances. We cannot determine in advance the exact total cost of a procedure, because we cannot anticipate all of the charges that may be incurred in the course of treatment. As a result, the final bill may be greater than or less than the estimate provided.  For questions about your financial obligation, we encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify details of your coverage. If you would like information about pricing, you may contact our Patient Financial Services Department at (419) 238-6735.

 

Additional Resources:
*Understanding Healthcare Prices:  A Consumer Guide
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New Federal Rule Requiring Hospitals to Post “Standard Charges”

CMS Final 2019 IPPS Rule (Price Transparency Provision)

On August 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its final inpatient prospective payment system, or IPPS, Rule for federal fiscal year 2019. The IPPS rule contained a price disclosure provision that will be effective January 1, 2019.

2019 Final IPPS Rule

In its 2019 final IPPS rule, CMS acknowledged chargemaster data is “not helpful to patients for determining what they are likely to pay for a particular service or hospital stay.” 

However, in an effort to continue moving towards disclosure on price transparency, the final rule requires hospitals to make available a list of their current “standard charges” via the internet in a machine-readable format and to update it at least annually.

Van Wert Health List of Standard Charges

The information provided via the link below is a list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by Van Wert Health, also known as our chargemaster. The charges do not include any related physician fees, unless specifically identified. It is not a helpful tool for patients to comparison shop between hospitals or to estimate what healthcare services are going to cost them out of their own pocket. Van Wert Health patient charges are the same for all patients, regardless of commercial insurance, Medicare or Medicaid coverage.  However, the charges do not reflect actual reimbursement from all patients or insurance companies.  Van Wert Health’s actual reimbursement depends on a variety of internal and external factors which may include negotiated insurance plan rates, fixed government (federal and state) as well as various discount programs offered by Van Wert Health for self-pay patients.  Other factors impacting actual reimbursement could include whether a procedure was performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis, specific provider orders, as well as any potential patient complications or comorbidities. For more information about the cost of your care, please contact our Patient Financial Services department at 419-238-6735.

Click here to view our current standard charges. We will update the listing periodically as the circumstances warrant. 

 

OHIO Pricing Disclosure

In compliance with the Ohio Revised Code, Title 37, Section 3727.42,  Van Wert Health is providing a listing containing charges for Room & Board along with our other most common tests and procedures. This is not indicative of what a patient’s final out of pocket cost will be.  The patient’s responsibility will vary depending on a variety of factors which may include negotiated insurance plan rates, the patients remaining unmet deductible and any self-pay or financial assistance discounts available to the patient.  Patients should consult with the Patient Financial Services Department at 419-238-6735 to determine their eligibility for discounts under the Hospital’s Financial Assistance Policy.

 

To access this price list please click here.

 

Patients may also request a copy of this list by contacting Patient Financial Services at 419-238-6735.