Disclaimer and Explanation for Standard Hospital Charge
This hospital determines its standard charges for patient services with the use of a chargemaster 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 chargemaster 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 chargemaster 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 chargemaster 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 payors and may or may not reflect the standard charges. Patients without commercial insurance or not covered by a government health care plan should contact the hospital prior to a procedure to discuss charges, alternative pricing, and payment terms.
The Business Office at Bartlett Regional Hospital understands how complicated it can be researching the cost of medical expenses. Our Patient Financial Specialists are here to help provide you with a customized estimate for your services. Please contact our office today to request an estimate for your upcoming procedure at 907.796.8436 Please be prepared to have the following information available:
- Your name.
- Phone number.
- Method of delivery (email address, mailing address, or fax number).
- Insurance Information.
- Specific CPT Code of your procedure.
- Referring Physician's name.
- Date of procedure (if applicable).
*Estimates are processed in the order they are received. Please allow at least 2-3 business days for processing of your request.
Also, estimates reflect hospital charges only. They do not include physician or other provider fees that are billed separately from hospital fees. You may receive bills from multiple physicians for their services, including but not limited to your anesthesiologist, hospitalist, pathologist, radiologist, cardiologist, emergency room physician, and other specialists who participate in your care. If you have questions regarding the bill for their services, please contact the individual provider.
These lists should not be used as a reference for estimating the cost of a procedure or service. Please contact our Business Office for a customized estimate.
CPT® Copyright 2020. American Medical Association. All rights reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association. The CPT codes are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The AMA specifically disclaims all liability for use or accuracy of any CPT codes.