Standard Service Charges
The best way to understand what you will pay out-of-pocket is to call the Coordinated Health Billing Office at (610) 861-8080. If you have questions about insurance we accept or billing matters, please contact our Billing Office.
What Are We Talking About?
You may have heard that as of January 1, 2019, hospitals have price information online. Here is important information to help you understand what you are looking at. The information provided below is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital, also known as a charge master. A charge master is not the most helpful tool for patients to use to comparison shop between hospitals or to estimate their financial obligation for health care services. We strongly recommend that you contact our patient financial services staff to have a more thorough and productive discussion about the cost of your care.
About the Charge master
- A charge master is a list of medical codes and prices for everything a hospital provides to patients.
- Each hospital has its own charge master list that is used for billing purposes.
- The charge master list is not the negotiated price between hospitals and insurers, and it not the price that most patients would pay for care.
- The charge master list is not the best tool for patients to figure out the cost of their health care services.
- Most people would not know all the medical codes that would be used for their care before they receive treatment.
- The prices on the charge master list are not the actual payment rates that hospitals receive. And charge master prices are almost never the actual amount a patient is responsible for.
How Much Will I Pay?
The best way to understand what you will pay out-of-pocket is to call the Coordinated Health Billing Office at (610) 861-8080. In general:
- Individuals with insurance will pay any copayments, coinsurance, or deductible due.
- Individuals without insurance might be eligible for financial assistance or charity care, or may be able to receive a reduced price from the hospital.