A Chargemaster is a list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital—each exam, room charge, test, surgical procedure, etc. Given the many services provided by hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a chargemaster contains thousands of services and related charges.
Chargemaster amounts are almost never billed to a patient or received as payment by a hospital. The Chargemaster amounts are billed to an insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid, and those insurers then apply their contracted rates to the services that are billed. In situations where a patient does not have insurance, our hospital has financial assistance policies that apply discounts to the amounts charged. Get more information on our financial assistance policies.
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The federal government requires each hospital to post on its website a list of its standard charges for each inpatient and outpatient service and item provided by the hospital.
- Current Chargemaster descriptions
- Mercyhealth Janesville average charges by DRG
- Mercyhealth Rockford average charges by DRG