At Howard County Medical Center (HCMC), we are committed to transparency and helping patients understand healthcare pricing. We also understand that you may need to determine how much a procedure or service will cost prior to receiving the service.
In an effort to show our commitment to transparency, the following document contains a list of charges that will be updated on an annual basis.
This list of charges reflects the standard charges for inpatient and outpatient services provided at HCMC. HCMC’s charges are the same for all patients, but the patient’s financial responsibility for services provided may vary, depending upon payment plans negotiated with individual health insurers as well as reimbursement schedules set forth by public payers such as Medicare and Medicaid. Patients should contact Patient Accounts at (308) 754-4421 for pricing assistance. These charges do not include items or services that may be billed separately for physician services, lab, diagnostic services, etc.
Other Pricing Disclosures:
1) The standard charges are not the patient’s financial responsibility
2) Uninsured or underinsured patients may qualify for charity care or financial assistance
3) Physician services may or may not be included in the standard charges
4) Actual charges may vary from estimates depending on actual services performed or timing issues with other payments affecting the patient’s deductible