The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) established guidance for hospitals
to make available a list of their standard charges online.
At St. Joseph Health, we know that health care can be an unexpected expense
and that the cost of health care services can be a deciding factor for
many people as they plan for care. St. Joseph Health supports health care
pricing transparency and tools that help patients and consumers evaluate
what care is best for them and any related financial costs.
Hospital charges can help patients understand what the costs might be for
certain health care services; however, they don’t provide a full
picture of what patients will pay. Patients’ financial liability
will depend on the full course of treatment and on the type of insurance
coverage they have.
We encourage all health care consumers to speak with their providers and
their health plan to get a full picture of what they will pay. For our
patients, we offer financial counseling for those experiencing hardship
during any point throughout their care.
Download the standard hospital charges relevant to the CMS guidelines:
Download the average hospital charges by standard diagnosis groupings (MS-DRG)
relevant to the CMS guidance:
St. Joseph Health is committed to working with our patients through any
financial issue. Learn about our
financial assistance program and how to apply for help paying your medical bills.