Price Transparency

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that requires hospitals to post their standard charges in a machine readable format on the Internet and update it at least annually, effective January 1, 2019.

Jackson Park Hospital is committed to price transparency and has posted this list of charges for inpatient and outpatient services (chargemaster).  However, it is likely not a useful tool for helping a patient know what their financial obligation will be or to shop between hospitals. 

DOWNLOAD THE LIST OF STANDARD CHARGES                    DOWNLOAD DRG AVERAGE CHARGES

The starting list of charges is the same for every patient.  But, the items ordered may vary by patient even though a similar procedure was performed.  This may be due to the patient’s medical condition, complications requiring unanticipated procedures, kinds of medication needed, etc.  Hospitals are not paid these charges by patients or health plans.

Commercial insurers negotiate discounts with hospitals on behalf of their enrollees and pay hospitals at varying discount levels, but much less than starting charges.  Medicare and Medicaid pay according to a regulated fee schedule – both pay at much less than what it cost the hospital to provide the service.

Patients with health coverage will only pay the deductible, coinsurance or copay required by their health plan.  Although we can assist with estimated charge information for the service being sought, the health plan is the best source of information pertaining to what an insured patient will pay.  For more information about the charge for your care and to obtain an estimate, please contact our patient financial services staff at 773-947-2310.

Patients without health coverage are protected by Illinois’ Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act.  It causes bills to eligible uninsured patients to be either completely written off or have significant discounts applied.  Jackson Park Hospital provides financial assistance counseling. Call 773-947-7996 to determine what is available given your financial situation and if you may qualify for coverage under various public programs.

The mission of Jackson Park Hospital is to provide compassionate and high quality healthcare service to meet the needs of the patients and communities we serve.

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