Price line offers answers.
Since 2007, Thompson Health has offered an innovative service that provides reliable information about estimated costs and out-of-pocket expenses before a patient enters the hospital.
Answers are provided by a friendly, knowledgeable representative on the other end of the phone who will take into account the intricacies of your specific medical and insurance situation.
The Consumer Price Line offers answers within 24 hours of a patient’s call. If a particular procedure isn’t in the database, an answer is provided within two business days.
Patients may call 585-396-6194 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages left after hours will be returned the next business day or email email@example.com
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FAQs - Hospital Pricing
Call (585) 396-6194
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Please note: the pricing information offered by this service is an estimate based on information you provide to us. Its accuracy is not guaranteed. Unanticipated charges related to an individual’s health care such as unforeseen complications, additional tests or procedures can increase the ultimate cost of services provided.
Why is Health Care Pricing So Complicated?Many things affect the cost of a health care services. For example, the price of a CT scan (used to obtain images of soft tissue and blood vessels) depends on what part of the body is being scanned and whether a contrast agent (special dye) is needed to make the organs and tissue more visible.
Hospitals and physicians set their own prices for the services they provide, but those prices can change for a number of reasons. For example, insurance companies negotiate their own rates with hospitals. Some government programs (like Medicare) set their own rates. For these reasons, “standard” prices are not much help in figuring out what you will have to pay.
In addition to using our Consumer Price Line, your insurance carrier can help you understand insurance terms such as out-of-pocket maximums, deductibles and copayments that will affect what you ultimately pay. Patients enrolled in Medicare can find insurance information at www.Medicare.gov
UR Medicine Thompson Health provides compassionate, medically necessary healthcare to anyone in need – regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. If you cannot afford to pay for part or all of your essential health care services, you may be eligible for Financial Assistance.
Comparing Hospital Charges
Due to new federal government regulations, all hospitals are posting a list of “standard” hospital charges. Please note some very important guidelines about this information:
Medicare Price Look Up Tools
To find out Medicare pricing for common inpatient procedures (such as a total hip replacement), visit the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). CMS also just launched a new price lookup tool for outpatient procedures performed at a hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.