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How is a price estimate prepared?
Price estimation and insurance eligibility software is utilized to evaluate historical charging patterns, current pricing, payer allowables, and your insurance plan benefits against the service you are planning to have. The benefits identifying co-pay, deductibles and coinsurance are applied to the allowable to estimate the patient’s out-of-pocket responsibility as closely as possible.
Will my hospital bill match the estimate?
We strive to provide as close an estimate as possible and use ongoing feedback from our patients and staff to continuously improve. However, the estimates are based on historical charging patterns and can only be provided based on what is known at the time the estimate is prepared. Prices for a particular procedure or episode of care can vary once performed based on the specific services you actually received as well as the degree of complexity and/or your specific condition. Additionally, your insurance plan benefit information can change.