CMH is committed to providing meaningful information to our patients about the costs associated with healthcare services. If you’re trying to estimate the cost of an upcoming procedure or visit, we recommend that you start with our online Out-of-Pocket Cost Estimate tool. This online estimator will give you an idea of what portion of your medical charges you may be responsible for paying.
Prior to your call, it is important that you contact your insurance company to ensure that the services required are “covered services”. Please let our representative know if the services are not covered or if you are uninsured.
You will also need to contact your provider’s office to get the specific diagnosis or procedure description.
When you call Patient Financial Services, please have the following information available, so that we can provide you with the most accurate estimate possible:
Q: How accurate is my estimate? click to open
A: Please be aware that providing you with an estimate of your potential costs is an imperfect process and although we would like to guarantee our pricing estimates, it would be inappropriate to do so. Your costs may be less or more than what we estimated because of a number of reasons. All estimates are based on information provided to us by a prospective patient and we compare that information to our hospital’s historical pricing for comparable services. We cannot predict or estimate changes in treatment decisions, unforeseen complications, and additional tests or procedures ordered by a provider, among other things.
Q: What is not included in estimates? click to open
A: The estimates provided are only related to your hospital bill. Any healthcare providers not employed or contracted with CMH, who have rendered services related to your hospital stay or visit, may bill you separately. This can include fees related to specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.
Independent laboratory and radiology services will also bill you separately for reading and interpreting EKG’s, X-rays, EEG’s and lab work. If you have questions about those bills, please call the number printed on their statements.
DISCLAIMER: Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of the pricing information provided herein. The pricing information provided by this website is strictly an estimate of prices, and CMH cannot guarantee the accuracy of any estimates. All estimates are based on information provided by a prospective patient and do not include, among other things, any unforeseen complications, additional tests or procedures, and non-hospital related charges—any of which may increase the ultimate cost of the services provided. Any prospective patient should understand that a final bill for services rendered at CMH may differ substantially from the information provided by this website, and CMH shall not be liable for any inaccuracies.
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