Effective January 1, 2019, hospitals are required by Federal law to publish their standard charges for all items and services they provide on a public-facing website in a machine-readable format, at least annually. In compliance with the law, Clark Fork Valley Hospital has made available our standard price list, or Chargemaster, which can be downloaded in excel format from the link below.
Please keep in mind the following, as you consult the hospital Chargemaster:
- Healthcare services are not typically charged as a “package” price, but rather on the basis of the specific service components that are ordered by the provider and provided to the patient. These consist of facility charges, such as room charges, visit charges, and surgery charges, along with supply, medication, laboratory, imaging, procedure, and therapy charges. Professional fees for the physician or ancillary provider are generally billed separately.
- In some cases, prices might vary depending on the setting of the care delivery, which is demonstrated by different fee schedules presented.
- The pricing for certain items, such as pharmaceuticals and surgical supplies are based on cost which can change during the year. The included chargemaster is effective for January 1, 2019.
- Prices listed are at the standard charge. If you have insurance, your insurer likely has a contract with the hospital which provides for discounted pricing. Similarly, we discount prices for patients without insurance for prompt payment and financial assistance.
Financial Counselors Available for Clarification
We recognize that pricing for healthcare services is, by its nature, confusing for the consumer, and we have always been committed to helping our patients navigate this challenging landscape. We will do everything we can to help our patients obtain the care they need and avoid surprises when it comes to the cost of that care. Our financial counselors are prepared to help with estimates of the cost of healthcare services. They will help you determine what your personal financial obligation will be after insurance. Finally, they can provide various discount and payment options and resources, including financial assistance, to help you meet your financial obligation.