MCMC Standard Patient Charges
Effective Date: March 1st, 2018
Assistance in reading and understanding the standard patient charges
Last Revised Date: January 1st, 2019
The Standard Patient Charge List is a listing of the hospital’s descriptions and standard charges for the supplies and services provided by the hospital for its patients. The following information will help you understand the Charge List.
- Patients who have some type of health insurance coverage such as Medicare, Medicaid or a Type of Private Insurance – Patients who have some type of insurance coverage are not normally responsible for the entire charge. The hospital has entered into agreements with the third party payers to pay negotiated amounts for the services. The patients are only normally responsible for deductible and/or copay amounts which are determined by your individual policy with the third party payer. You should contact your insurance carrier to determine what your payment responsibility will be.
- Patients with no Insurance Coverage – Patients who have no type of health insurance coverage may be eligible for financial assistance. Please review our Financial Assistance Policy to determine if you may be eligible for the financial assistance. The Financial Assistance Policy, based on your financial condition, may allow a portion up to 100% of the amount to be written off based on your ability to pay as determined by the Financial Assistance Policy. The information for financial assistance, application and phone number for a contact person for financial assistance questions and assistance is included in the Financial Assistance Policy.
- Procedure Charges – Total charges for a procedure would include the specific procedure charge plus any supplies or medications necessary for the procedure. In addition, the procedure may also have a professional fee charge for the physician or other professional performing the procedure or interpreting the X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Nuclear Test, Mammograms, etc. Your insurance carrier or you, if you have no insurance, may receive bills from providers other than the hospital for interpreting the X-rays, etc.
- Room Charges for Inpatient Stays – Room charges include only the daily charge for the room and the nursing care. There will be additional charges for supplies used and any ancillary services such as radiology procedures, laboratory tests, respiratory therapy treatments and physical therapy treatments among others.
- Charges for Observation Status Stays – The observation charges for patients in observation status include only the hourly charges for the room and the nursing care. There will be additional charges for supplies used and any ancillary services such as radiology procedures, laboratory tests, respiratory therapy treatments and physical therapy treatments among others.