What is Price Transparency?
People deserve meaningful information about the price of their hospital care. Price transparency is an effort to make the necessary information available and easy to understand to help consumers compare provider costs and anticipate their own expenses. Allendale County Hospital is committed to sharing information that will help you make important decisions about your health care plans. Please contact our facility at 803-632-3311 for information about your bill or for an estimate of care that you may require, based on the specific services ordered by your doctor.
What we charge...
We have provided a complete list of our hospital chargemaster which includes charges for all items and services provided by our facility. Providing meaningful information to our patients about their healthcare costs has long been a goal of our hospital. For several years, we have participated in the South Carolina Hospital Association's PricePoint program which lists hospital charges for inpatient, outpatient and emergency department services. This report provides the public average charges by hospital that best compares to the amounts on the bill you will receive from us. This program also allows users the opportunity to compare our hospital prices side-by-side with others in the state. Please click on the following link to access the hospital's chargemaster - Allendale County Hospital Chargemaster and Price Estimator for Services.
How do I estimate the amount that I will be required to pay?
Unfortunately, understanding what you will have to pay for healthcare services is very complicated. Unlike most bills you receive, it is very difficult for you to determine exactly what you will have to pay for an item or service. It is even hard for your hospital to estimate prior to your care what you may be billed as every patient's care is different and determined after you are admitted. To further complicate matters, we are most often not aware of the agreement you have with your insurer. This agreement of coverage defines your personal out-of-pocket responsibility.
The amount of money you will be responsible for personally is generally determined by your insurance coverage or managed care company, not by the hospital. These amounts are determined directly by your contract with your insurer. Also, all doctors, hospitals or services may not be covered by your plan. Unfortunately, we do not have this information available to us before you receive care from our hospital. The best source of information about what you will have to pay will come from your insurance company as they are already aware of what services are covered and who they will pay to deliver the care, and the amount they will hold you responsible for.
If you have no insurance coverage at all, our hospital provides discount and needs-based payment assistance. Our Business Office staff will help you determine the assistance you may qualify for and to help make affordable payments of the balances that you will be responsible for.
Allendale County Hospital wants to provide the care that you need, when you need it, delivered at the highest quality possible, at the most affordable price possible.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is intended to meet the requirements of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final inpatient prospective payment system, or IPPS, rule (see pages 2135-2142) for federal fiscal year 2019. The IPPS rule contains a transparency provision that will be effective Jan 1, 2019. The prices included on this website may not reflect the most current charge items or charge amounts of this facility as additions and changes are frequently made to the listing. Therefore, these charges may not be representative of the charge you will receive on your bill for services provided by our facility. CMS requires that hospitals update the charge transparency data at least annually. This data was last updated December 31, 2018.
The detailed chargemaster information on this site is intended only to meet federal requirements and for informational purposes only and should not be used solely when making healthcare decisions.
The information on this page contains only charges on Allendale County Hospital chargemaster and may not include all related charges for physician office fees, clinic charges, radiologists, pathologists and other services provided in conjunction with our hospital services.