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Pricing and charging

Labette Health is committed to providing excellent health care to all people regardless of ability to pay. It is our goal to work with you and your insurance, Medicare or Medicaid provider to obtain payment for services. Therefore, it is very important that you provide insurance, Medicare or Medicaid information when you first come to the hospital for services. Patients should also always check with their insurance company to confirm the service is covered and the provider performing the service is in network. Patients are responsible for out of network charges incurred.

Prior to discharge we do request that every effort be made to arrange payment for your stay. On line bill pay is available as is Financial Assistance. To access the Billing and Collections Policy, click here.

Labette Health understands that hospital pricing and charges can be complex and difficult to understand. Labette Health charges the same for all patients, however actual charged (billed) amount for a patient's visit may vary due to the combination of services provided to the individual patient at that particular visit. The portion of the bill that the patient needs to pay may vary depending on a payment agreement by your health insurers. If you do not have insurance or are underinsured, please speak to our Financial Counselors to inquire into our financial assistance program. We are committed to providing patients and family members with information to help understand hospital charges.

A sample bill and detailed explanation of a billing statement can be found here.

You may receive medical bills in addition to your hospital bill. For example, you may receive a bill from your doctor. If you have radiology services, you will receive a bill for reading the test. If you have skin or tissue removed during a procedure, you will receive a bill from the pathologist who read the results. If you have questions about these bills, please call the number printed on the statement you received from them.

If you have Health Insurance: Health Insurance will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Begin by contacting your insurance company to understand your insurance policy's deductible, co-payment, coinsurance, and maximum out-of-pocket levels. To avoid out-of-network penalties, check to see if you are required to use a physician and hospital that are in your insurance company's network. In addition, ask if you need to obtain pre-certification or referral approvals prior to your hospital service. This will help you avoid your policy's penalties and additional amounts owed when the required approval is not obtained. Some insurance companies negotiate discounts with hospitals on behalf of the patients they insure. The discounts will vary among insurance companies. If you have health insurance, there is a good chance we will be able to provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket responsibility. Availability of this service is dependent on your insurance company being able to provide us with up to date benefit information prior to your service. For the most accurate information, check with your insurance company on your coverage. For your convenience click here for online inquiry.

If you have Medicare or Medicaid: Medicare and Medicaid will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Medicare and Medicaid does not pay hospitals based on charges, but instead pays according to pre-established rates depending on the services you receive. Your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance are also pre-established based on the services you receive. If you have a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, it may pay all or a portion of your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance. Special rules apply if you or your spouse has health insurance coverage through your employer. Special rules also apply if you have coverage through a Medicare Managed Care plan. Contact your Medicare Managed Care plan to understand your deductible, co-payment, coinsurance and maximum out-of-pocket levels. To avoid out-of-network penalties, check to see if you are required to use hospitals that are in the Medicare Managed Care plan's network. You can contact Medicare at: http://www.medicare.gov/

Uninsured or Underinsured: If you do not have insurance or are underinsured, please speak to our Financial Counselor's to inquire whether you qualify for financial assistance. To obtain more information, please call our Financial Counselor at (620)820-5252 or, click here for the application to for submission to qualify for full or partial financial assistance.

General Price Transparency Disclaimer

This List of charges reflects the standard charges for inpatient and outpatient services provided at LCMC DBA Labette Health. The hospital charges are the same for all patients, but the patient's financial responsibility for services provided may vary depending upon the 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 620.820.5555 for assistance. These charges do not include items or services that may be billed separately example; all professional charges (surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists and emergency room physician, etc.) and are not included in the average charges shown.

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