Common Charges for Services

Common pricing

Uniontown Hospital is a compassionate, dedicated community hospital providing a full range of medical care. We are committed to living our mission: We are ALL here for you and we will make a healthy difference in the lives we touch. As you chose to seek care with us we want to provide you with a summary of our prices. Historically, our charges have been more reasonable in comparison to hospitals in our region. We are committed to establishing charges in a fair manner that is consistent with the charitable purpose of Uniontown Hospital.

Uniontown Hospital charges all patients the same for each service but a patient’s responsibility may vary. If you have insurance, out-of-pocket expenses and covered services vary greatly depending on your plan’s coverage. Your health plan should serve as the principal source for information regarding covered services, deductibles, co-insurance and co-pay amounts.

If you do not have insurance, Uniontown Hospital has financial assistance options available to you. Patients who are unable to pay or have limited financial means that make it difficult to pay medical bills may be provided for in our charity program and discounts. If you are interested in financial assistance or have questions please contact 724-430-1833.

We know that hospital bills and health insurance claims can be confusing. Uniontown Hospital is providing this price list containing our more common charges for room and board, emergency department, delivery, laboratory, operation room, cardiology, wound center and diagnostic imaging. 

All prices are correct as of February 1, 2019.

Hospital Billing Policies

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY SUMMARY:  Click Here

QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE REGARDING YOUR BILL:  Please contact the Financial Care Services department at 724-430-1833 to assist you. They can provide information, make payment arrangements or help with billing questions. 

BY PHONE OR IN PERSON: Our Financial Care representatives are available Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The office is located to the left of the Garden Café on the Main floor of the Hospital. 

BILLING AND PAYMENTS: We bill your healthcare insurance at no charge. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR BILL:  Uniontown Hospital is committed to providing services for our community regardless of their ability to pay. We offer several options to help with these medical bills. Charity care is available to individuals and families whose income meets the criteria. Please call 724-430-4676 to see if you qualify.

OTHER PROVIDERS:  You may receive bills from healthcare providers that assisted in your services at Uniontown Hospital. These providers bill separately for their services. Should you have questions about their bills, contact them directly at the number on their bill or refer to the listing below.

Group Service Phone Number
Emergency Room Management Inc. Emergency Room Professional Services 1-866-689-1980
Foundation Radiology Group Radiology Interpretations   1-800-998-4505
Fayette Physicians Network In House Physicians  1-877-471-0945
Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Pathology Interpretations 1-800-837-3177
Anesthesiology  Anesthesia Administration. 1-888-647-9600

Room and Board - Per Day Charges

Unit Cost Notes
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) $ 2,450  
Telemetry Care Unit (TCU) $ 1,200  
Inpatient Rehab Unit (IRU) $ 1,400  
Medical/Surgical Units $ 1,100 *
Family Beginning Birthing Center $ 1,100 *
Labor & Delivery Ancillary $ 1,100 *
Nursery – Normal newborn $ 1,300 *
Nursery – Newborn needing observation monitoring $ 1,500  
Nursery – Compromised newborn $ 2,200  
Nursery – Critical newborn $ 8,825  


* Additional $100 per day if remotely monitored by Telemetry Care Unit

Charges by specialty and department

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

The following charges reflect the hospital’s 25 most common imaging procedures.

Service Cost
CAT Scan Abdomen Pelvis with Contrast $957*
CAT Scan Abdomen Pelvis without Contrast $827
CAT Scan Cervical Spine without Contrast $496
CAT Scan Chest without Contrast $496
CAT Scan Head without Contrast $458
CAT Scan Maxillofacial without Contrast $397
CAT Scan Angiography Chest with and without Contrast $742*
Mammography Digital Bilateral Screening w/CAD $336
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lumbar Spine without Contrast $1,044

Nuclear Medicine Myocardial Perfusion Spect.-Stress & Rest (may be required with stress test - see Cardiology)

$2,010*
Ultrasound Carotid Doppler Bilateral $536
Ultrasound Pelvic $264
Ultrasound Renal $264
Ultrasound Right Upper Quadrant $264
Ultrasound Transvaginal $264
Ultrasound Venous Doppler Lower Extremity Bilateral $536
X-Ray Abdomen 1 View $143
X-Ray Chest 2 View $143
X-Ray Chest Single View $143
X-Ray C-Spine 4 or More Views $264
X-Ray Dexa Axial Skeleton $264
X-Ray Hip 2 Views $143
X-Ray L-Spine 4 or More Views $264
X-Ray Portable Chest 1 View $143
X-Ray Shoulder Minimum 2 View $143

 

*Contrast material or isotope will be charged in addition to the imaging procedure above and varies depending on type of contrast or isotope used and amount administered depending on body part being imaged, patient weight, etc.

OBSERVATION SERVICES

Observation is the active treatment, assessment and reassessment of an outpatient condition to determine if he or she should be admitted as an inpatient for further treatment or if it resolves itself so that the patient may be discharged.

Service Cost
Observation – Per Hour $59
Observation – Per Hour with remote monitoring $63

 

LABORATORY CHARGES

The following charges reflect the hospital’s 25 most common laboratory procedures. These prices do not include pathologist fees that are billed separately by the pathologist.

Service Cost
Amylase $21
Bacterial culture, blood $32
Bacterial culture, urine $32
Basic metabolic panel $26
Blood smear, CBC, auto & auto diff WBC count  $28
BNP $105
Cardiac Panel (CPF, Mass CKMB & Troponin Adv)  $105
Comprehensive metabolic panel $38
Hemoglobin A1c $37
Hepatic Function Panel $25
Influenza (A & B) $82
Iron and TIBC $52
Lactic acid $33
Lipase $24
Lipid Profile $41
Magnesium level $21
Prothrombin Time $13
Negative Urine Combo Panel Type 61 $48
Phosphorus level $15
Prothrombin time $13
PTT $20
TSH $57
Urinalysis, automated with microscopy $14
Urinalysis, automated without microscopy $13
VIT D 25 HYDROXY $101

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Emergency Department charges are based on the levels of emergency care provided to our patients.

The levels, with Level 1 representing basic emergency care, reflect the type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care, and the amount of time needed to provide treatment.  The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies, or additional ancillary procedures that may be required for a particular emergency treatment. They also do not include fees for Emergency Department physicians, who will bill separately for their services. 

Visit Cost
ED Visit Level 1 $158
ED Visit Level 2 $189
ED Visit Level 3 $332
ED Visit Level 4 $538
ED Visit Level 5 $1,500

LABOR AND DELIVERY

The following list does not include charges for anesthesia, drugs or supplies required for a particular delivery room procedure. Fees for physician’s services or anesthesia administration are also not reflected and will be billed separately by your physician.

Service Cost
Cesarean Section Delivery $2,460*
Vaginal Birth $2,778*
Amnioinfusion – vaginal $475
Continuous Epidural Analgesia $1,253
Fetal Non-stress test $428*


 *if twins, charges will be higher

CARDIOLOGY

The following list does not include charges for anesthesia, drugs, supplies or implants. Fees for physician’s services or anesthesia administration are also not reflected and will be billed separately by your physician.

Service Cost
Heart Catheterization $5,212*
Permanent Pacemaker Insertion (excluding charge for pacemaker) $7,834
Stress Test $574**
EKG $129
Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) $1,122
Trans Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) $1,122


*If interventional procedure such as stenting or balloon angioplasty is indicated, charges will vary depending on vessel(s) treated.

**Your cardiologist may also require a nuclear scan in conjunction with the stress test. See Diagnostic Imaging charges.

OPERATING ROOM CHARGES

Operating Room charges consist of an initial set-up charge for the operating room as well as an additional charge per minute while the operation is being performed. The following do not include charges for anesthesia, drugs, supplies, implants or recovery time. Fees for physician’s services or anesthesia administration are also not reflected below and will be billed separately by your physician.

Gastrointestinal Procedures (Colonoscopies, EGDs, etc.):

Service Cost
DHC Room Charge $1,550
Per Minute Charge $12


All Other Procedures:

 
Service Cost
OR Room Charge $2,650
Per Minute Charge $21


If you should need a more detailed estimate including estimated time for a scheduled procedure, please contact the hospital at 724-430-1833 and we will be happy to provide that information.

Important: Some minor procedures do not require an operating room and may be performed in a treatment room instead which may be within or outside of our Same Day Surgery Department. This includes blood transfusions, nerve block injections, PICC line insertions, port flushes, image guided biopsies, etc. Please contact the hospital at 724-430-1833 so that we can determine where the service will be provided in order to provide an accurate charge estimate for you.

WOUND HEALING AND TREATMENT CENTER

Services Cost
Application of multi-layer compression system – below knee (per leg) $287
Debridement, subcutaneous tissue (first 20 sq. cm) $671
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), per 30 minute interval $253
Strapping; Unna Boot $312

Both new and established patients may also be charged for an outpatient evaluation & management visit representing services over and above a given procedure and the amount charged depends on the level of care provided similar to the levels in the ED Dept.

Our Hospital's Chargemaster

Uniontown Hospital’s view of Federal Price Transparency Requirements

In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a requirement that, as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must make available a list of our current standard charges via the Internet in a machine readable format, at least annually. A “machine readable format” is a format that can be easily integrated into a computer system or statistical program (e.g., XML, CSV). This could be in the form of the chargemaster (a standard format used by all hospitals) itself or another form of the hospital’s choice, as long as the information is in machine readable format. The agency had not previously required standard hospital charges to be available in a machine readable format, nor had it required that the list be posted on a public-facing website. Instead, hospitals could meet prior guidance by providing charges upon request.

Although we understand CMS’ intent to promote price transparency and we have provided the required list of charges online in the link below, we do not feel providing the list of our charges will provide meaningful information to our community, as most payments by insurers and patients are not based on the actual charge but instead on contracted rates or adjusted charges. Hospital payments are very complex and we are attempting to provide information that you find useful. In our opinion, providing a list of charges as required by CMS is missing the mark, which creates more confusion for our patients. 

CMS continues to collect information and we expect further clarification from CMS in the next 12 – 18 months. In the meantime, we will continue to work towards providing meaningful price transparency information that also meets federal regulations.

Important Facts about a Hospital’s “Chargemaster”

          •   A chargemaster is a list of medical codes and prices for everything a hospital provides to patients.

          •   Each hospital has its own chargemaster list that is used for billing purposes.

          •   The chargemaster list is not the negotiated price between hospitals and insurers, and it is not the price that most patients would pay for care.

          •   The chargemaster list is not the best tool for patients to figure out the cost of their health care services.

          •   The prices on the chargemaster list are not the actual payment rates that hospitals receive.

          •   Chargemaster prices are almost never the actual amount a patient is responsible for.

How Much Will I Pay?

The best way to understand what you will pay out-of-pocket is to work with your hospital and your insurer. In general:

          •   Individuals with insurance will pay any copayments, coinsurance, or deductible due.

          •   Individuals without insurance might be eligible for financial assistance or charity care, or may be able to receive a reduced price from the hospital.

Click here to download the file. 

DRG Standard Charges

 

All hospitals operating within the United States are required to establish and make public a list of their standard charges for all items and services provided by the hospital effective Jan. 1, 2019. Under current guidelines hospitals are additionally required to establish and make public a list of their standard charges for each diagnosis related group (DRG).

The information shown here is a list of average charges by DRG for Inpatients discharged from our hospital between July and November 2018. The DRG system groups multiple similar diagnoses together. This list may not contain every DRG that we offer at the hospital due to this limited time span.

Please note that these are the average charge per DRG. In most cases this is not the best tool for patients to assess the cost of hospital services. Charges are not the actual payment rate that hospitals expect to receive and generally the patient responsibility is considerably less. It is important to remember that some common procedures may not appear on this list as they are often done on an Outpatient basis. For example -- cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder), hysterectomy (removal of uterus), and appendectomy (removal of appendix.) For these types of procedures please refer to the Charge Master section of our website. You may also refer to the Common Charges for Services section of our website if you have additional questions about services or charges.

Click here to download the file

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