How much will my care cost?

Every patient and their needs are different. The health of the patient and insurance coverage will impact how much the patient will have to pay for their care out of pocket. 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Guideline:

In 2018, CMS announced updated guidelines for hospitals to comply with the Transparency Requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Effective January 1, 2019:
Hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must make available a list of their current standard charges to the public: 

  • Via the internet
  • In a machine-readable format
  • Must update this information at least annually, or more often as appropriate
COST ESTIMATES

Do you want to know how much a procedure, test or exam might cost you before you make your decision? Most people want to know the cost of their medical services, but don’t know how to access the information. Knowing the cost of a service up front helps you to make informed decisions about your health and care. In recent years, hospitals have introduced programs to provide easier payment methods for patients. One program is called Point-of-Service Payment, and it consists of patients paying their portion of the bill at the time of service.

You can get an estimate by calling 715-284-1375 or 715-284-1368. We review price estimates between 8:00am and 4:30pm each day and we will respond within five business days.

Resources:

A Consumer Guide to Health Care Prices

A Guide to Avoiding Surprising Medical Bills

CMS's Frequently Asked Questions Page

Wisconsin Hospital Association's PricePoint

Black River Memorial Hospital's Standard Charges

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