Standard Hospital Charges

Standard Hospital Charges

Options include:

  1. A consumer-friendly guide for frequently scheduled shoppable services
  2. Machine-readable files (JSON) containing a list of standard charges for all items and services at each hospital

Actual charges on a final hospital bill may vary from these estimates based on the patient’s medical condition, unknown circumstances or complications, final diagnosis and recommended treatment ordered by the attending physician(s) and changes in estimated pricing throughout the year.

Consumer-Friendly Guide for Frequently Scheduled Shoppable Services

This application provides patient estimates for the top commonly purchased healthcare services. Estimates are based on location, a user's insurance and historical data. An active MyChart account is not required to use this service. However, an active MyChart account does help ensure a more accurate estimate.

FAQs About Standard Hospital Pricing

How does insurance factor in to the standard hospital charges?

Patients with insurance coverage should contact their health benefits administrator for the most accurate information regarding plan structure, deductibles, co-payments and any other factors that might affect personal liability for anticipated healthcare services.

Physicians or other practitioners who provide professional services may not participate in an individual patient's health benefit plan. Patients should contact their plan administrator to determine the contract status of hospital-based providers such as pathologists, radiologists or anesthesiologists.

What does this charge include?

The estimates provided by Saint Francis Health System cover hospital charges only. They do not include professional fees for services such as those provided by a physician, surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, anesthesiologist, nurse practitioner or other independent practitioner. All professional fees are billed separately.

Transparency in Health Care Prices Act - State of Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma requires the following:

  1. Each provider (physician and facility) is to publish "health care prices" for the top 20 Current Procedural Terminologies (CPTs) in plain English and update the list annually.
  2. Each facility is to publish "health care prices" for the top 20 Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and top 20 CPTs by specialty and update the list annually.

"Health care price" is defined as the cash price that a provider or facility will charge a recipient for services. It does not include any amount that may be charged for complications or exceptional treatment. Patients looking for a true estimate of commonly purchased healthcare services should refer to the Consumer-Friendly Guide above.

View the Required Listings for the State of Oklahoma

Questions?

Should you have questions on either of the above pricing options, please call us at 918-502-7000.