Standard Charges

Disclaimer and explanation for standard hospital charges

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 United Medical Center.

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. Please be aware prices are subject to periodic updates based on the cost of providing services.

Standard charges shown in the files below 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 discuss charges, alternative pricing, and payment terms and/or financial assistance at the time of registration.

Standard Charges

Average Charge for Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG)