These charges represent the standard charges for diagnosis-‐related groups. The charge is for care without complications. Actual charges may be different for specific patients due to medical condition, length of time spent in surgery or recovery, necessary specific equipment, supplies or medication, complications requiring unanticipated procedures, or other treatment ordered by the physician.
If a patient has health insurance, significant discounts have already been obtained by the insurance company and the patient only needs to pay the deductible, copay and/or coinsurance. Patients should contact their health plan directly for their specific financial obligations that aren’t reimbursed by insurance.
If a patient does not have health insurance, significant discounts are available that could result in either the care being free or at a greatly reduced price.
Contacting the patient financial services office at 603.747.9220can help determine which discounts can be applied. This charge information does not include the professional services provided by a physician, surgeon, radiologist, anesthesiologist, pathologist, advanced practice nurse or other independent practitioners.
This information is not a quote or a guarantee of what the charges will be for a specific patient’s care.
Patients will likely receive separate bills for the physicians and other professionals who provided treatment. These physicians may not be participating providers in the same insurance plans and networks as the hospital. As such, there may be greater patient financial responsibility for these services which are not under contract with the health plan.
An important component for choosing a healthcare provider is determining quality of care. Information pertaining to the hospital’s quality metrics can be obtained by contacting Cottage Hospital. Your doctor can be a helpful resource in choosing where to obtain care. Further Medicare hospital-‐specific quality outcome measures are located on HospitalCompare.
A helpful document for further information regarding hospital prices is the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide.
To compare hospital median charges for nearly 50 major diagnoses, quality and patient satisfaction metrics in New Hampshire, please visit NH HealthCost.
To learn more about Standard Charges please click here for a FAQ guide.
The information provided is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital, also known as a chargemaster, which Cottage Hospital posts on an annual basis. Standard charges shown in the chargemaster do not necessarily reflect what a patient ultimately pays for services and therefore may not be a helpful tool to estimate their out of pocket responsibility or to compare hospital costs. Because the chargemaster rates are updated periodically, patients should contact our patient financial services staff at 603.747.9220 for information about the cost of your care.
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