HOSPITAL CHARGE LISTING
Understanding the information presented requires knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations commonly used in healthcare billing and coding.
Description of information presented here:
“Patient Charges” are similar to “list price,” and have little relevance to what is actually paid to FMC. Medicare and Medicaid have government-mandated fee schedules, insurers negotiate prices, and uninsured patients are eligible for significant discounts off these “list prices.”
Patient charges are accumulated on individual patients based on the goods and services actually received by that specific patient. Many factors (such as severity, health risk factors, etc.) can cause patient charges for patients with similar conditions to have different patient charges.
Patient charges presented here are only for services billed by FMC: hospital inpatient and outpatient, Winnsboro Rural Health Clinic, Surgery Clinic and Urology Clinic.
Services provided by others such as Emergency Room physician (Island Medical), Anesthetists (Riverside Anesthesia), some radiologists (Virtual Radiology) and other providers not employed or contracted by FMC (if you use a non-FMC provider) are not on this list.
Your cost of care at FMC:
The amount you are actually responsible for will vary greatly from the prices presented here based on factors related to your specific insurance coverage.
If you have Medicare:
If you have a supplemental health insurance policy, it may cover some costs that Medicare does not cover.
The best way to be sure of what your Medicare plan covers is to call 1-800-MEDICARE, or visit the website at www.mymedicare.gov.
If you have Medicaid:
If you have other Insurance:
The prices on this list do not include charges for physician or other professional fees outside of FMC providers.
The prices on this list do not include any negotiated discounts between your insurance company and the hospital.
If you have no insurance:
If you are trying to find out how much a procedure or service will cost you, whether you have insurance or not, please call us and let us give you an estimate based on your individual circumstances.