Price Transparency

We encourage patients to find out as much as they can about the cost of their care before coming to the hospital.

1.     The price you pay for health care services depends on your insurance coverage. You may talk with your insurance provider or a representative from Medicaid or Medicare to determine any deductibles, co-payments or other out-of-pocket costs.

2.     Estimates/Financial Assistance: Many patients that will seek hospital charge information are interested in knowing their out-of-pocket financial responsibility. This is an opportunity to have important conversations regarding finances. Those with health insurance can be directed to contact their health plan for specific financial obligations. Those without health insurance will be provided information related to the hospital's financial assistance policy and the Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act.

Requests for specific price estimates and patient out-of-pocket cost estimates should be directed to Admissions at 256-218-3778 or 256-218-3800.

 

Standard Charges

Highlands Medical Center complies with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which requires all hospitals to post their standard charges online.

Please note that these listed dollar amounts are the gross standard charges to provide a particular service, supply, or drug. These amounts do not reflect what the hospital is paid or what patients will ultimately pay.

Actual hospital payments received for providing these services are set by either the government or by negotiations with private insurance companies. These payments are typically less than the standard charges of caring for our patients. 

List of Standard Charges