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What is Price Transparency?
Hospital Price Transparency is the term used to describe initiatives in
the healthcare industry to provide meaningful pricing information to consumers.
It provides an avenue for our patients to know the cost of an item or
service prior to receiving care. Beginning in January 2021, hospitals’
standard charges, including the rates they negotiate with insurance companies
and the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept directly from
a patient if paid in cash, must be publicly available and free of charge.
Catawba Valley Medical Center encourages all patients to visit our Price
Estimator webpage to assist in estimating your out of pocket costs. Our
Patient Financial Advocates are available at (828) 326-3393 from 8:30am-4:30pm
Monday through Friday to assist.
Estimate my Healthcare Costs
Hospital Standard Charges and Shoppable Services
The information provided in the link below is a comprehensive list of charges
for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by Catawba
Valley Medical Center including Inpatient Rehabilitation and Behavioral
Health Services. This tool is intended for personal informational purposes
only and is in compliance with Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient
Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH)
Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1694-F).
DISCLAIMER: The prices listed are hospital charges only with their corresponding self
pay price and do not include any physician fees or other non-hospital
I understand the charges do not reflect my actual out-of-pocket healthcare
costs determined by my health plan benefits including deductibles, co-insurance,
and out of pocket maximum amounts. I am aware that I should contact Catawba Valley Health System at (828)
326-3393 to speak with a Patient Financial Advocate to learn more about
how much I may potentially pay for a service.
The information provided in the link below is a comprehensive list of services
that includes the hospital’s standard charges, discounted cash prices,
payer specific negotiated rates, and de-identified minimum and maximum
negotiated charges as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
I Accept (view the shoppable services & machine readable file)
CPT CODE DISCLAIMER:
Throughout this material, there are references to certain CPT codes, descriptions
and definitions. This material is owned by the American Medical Association
and is used for reference purposes only. CVMC claims no rights to this
information and its use does not represent any affiliation, sponsorship
or association between CVMC and the American Medical Association.