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Service Pricing Information

Pricing for CHCS Hospital Services

In compliance with federal pricing transparency guidelines, below is a link to a list of standard charges for inpatient and outpatient hospital services provided by Community HealthCare System (CHCS). What a patient owes for a hospital procedure or service can vary greatly, depending on health insurance coverage, eligibility for state or federal programs and each individual's own situation.

It is important to note that a single procedure can have multiple charges that may include, but are not limited to, physician services, lab, diagnostic services, etc. Each person's healthcare needs are unique and total charges will be based on an individual's specific medical needs.


Important notes about listed prices

1. All pharmacy and supply charges are variable based on current cost, these items are listed as "Pharmacy" or "Supplies" on the charge list. If you would like updated charges, please contact Access Services at the number listed below. If you would like updated charges, please contact Liz Murphy at the number listed below.

2. Some professional charges (specialty providers, radiologists, pathologists, ambulance services etc.) are billed directly by the outside provider; therefore, are not included in CHCS’s list of charges.

3. Some charges are listed as price per unit, and the total charge is calculated based on dosage or time.


If you have health insurance

Non-governmental or private (commercial) health plans pay rates that are negotiated between the payer and the hospital through contracts. Patients with insurance will likely see an adjustment reflecting the difference in the hospital's charges and the amount the insurance company has negotiated for services rendered. In addition, deductibles and co-pays will impact the patient's final out-of-pocket costs.


If you have Medicare and/or Medicaid

Government payers, like Medicare and Medicaid, pay the lowest rates and tell hospitals the amount they will be paid for services.

Medicare rates are pre-determined and are non-negotiable. 

Medicaid pays a predetermined fixed amount for services based on a patient's diagnoses and treatments. Payments are not guaranteed to cover costs. 


Uninsured or underinsured

At Community HealthCare System, patients receive necessary medical care, regardless of their ability to pay. Services are provided without regard to culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, language or disability. We will review your eligibility for financial assistance and assist you in making payment arrangements. 

If you need financial assistance, please click here or call CHCS Business Office at 785-889-2101 or toll free at 800-531-9151 option 3


We are here to help

Our skilled associates are here to help you during the complicated process of figuring out the charges associated with your upcoming hospital services. Please call Liz Murphy at the number listed below if you have any questions about an upcoming procedure or hospital stay. 

Posted January 1, 2022 and updated annually. 

Listed charges do not constitute a contract. 


Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. 

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)? 

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

 “Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.  

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services 

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.  

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center  

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.         

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you, unless you give written consent and give up your protections. 

You’re never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network. 

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.
  • Your health plan generally must:
    • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
    • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
    • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
    • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, contact the federal surprise billing hotline at 1-800-985-3059.

Visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers for more information about your rights under federal law.

Download this information (PDF)


Good Faith Estimate notice

You have the right to receive a ‘Good Faith Estimate’ explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for scheduled medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any scheduled non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your scheduled medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call HHS at (800) 985-3059.

Timeline for receiving a Good Faith Estimate for scheduled services:

Scheduled 0-2 days prior to service

Good Faith Estimate available upon request

Scheduled 3-9 days prior to service

Good Faith Estimate available within 1 business day after date of scheduling

Scheduled 10 or more days prior to service

Good Faith Estimate available within 3 business days after date of scheduling

Download this information (PDF)

Contact Us

Planning a procedure?
If you have questions about cost related to an upcoming procedure, please call Liz Murphy, Patient Access Manager, at 785-889-5046.


Questions about a bill?
If you have questions about a bill you have received, please call Alycea Lakin, Business Office Manager, at 785-889-5029.


Are you a member of the media?
If you are a member of the media, call 785-889-5133.