Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require hospitals and health systems to post their “current, standard charges.”
On this page, you can access the standard prices, or charges, for Liberty Medical Center. Please note:
1. The prices listed are the amounts Liberty Medical Center would bill an insurer. The amounts may not be what you will pay out-of-pocket.
2. The prices listed were in effect as of Dec. 18, 2018. Hospital prices are updated annually with the most recent overall price change implemented on July 1, 2018. In some cases, charges may change during the year and may have been updated since Dec.18, 2018.
3. Hospital charges are the amount a hospital bills an insurer for a service. For most patients, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below charges. Patients covered by commercial insurance have negotiated rates with hospitals. Patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs have hospital reimbursement rates determined by federal and state governments.
4. Hospital charges may also include bundled rates for procedures, personnel, services and supplies. For example, inpatient room rates include the space, equipment, nursing personnel, oxygen and routine sterile intravenous supplies.
Where to Find More Information
When you have the opportunity to shop for medical services, it’s important to contact your own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be your responsibility.
Liberty Medical Center has established a process to help patients find out what an anticipated visit or procedure would cost. For quick, clear answers to questions about billing, payments, insurance and more, call us at (406) 759-5181 and request the billing office. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Also, the Montana Hospital Association offers web-based resources to help Montanans with their health care decisions:
Montana Informed Patient (http://www.mtinformedpatient.org) – information and tools to enable you to make informed health care decisions.
Montana Price Point (http://www.montanapricepoint.org) – shows charges from the past year for services at all Montana hospitals.