Price Transparency

CMS finalized new hospital price transparency requirements: Price Transparency Requirements for Hospitals to Make Standard Charges Public (CMS-1717-F2) final rule (Hospital Price Transparency final rule)

By January 1, 2021, each hospital operating in the United States is required to provide clear, accessible pricing information, listing standard charges for the items and services they provide in two ways:

  1. Comprehensive machine-readable file with all items and services.
  2. Display of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format.

A standard charge means the regular rate established by the hospital for an item or service provided to a specific group of paying patients.

The standard charges listed are based on payer negotiated rates. Please understand that your final charges might vary considerably based on many factors such as the time spent in surgery, severity of your case, additional tests, procedures, medications and supplies that could be used and any special care or complications that arise during your care.

Your final payment will also vary based on your insurance plan’s requirements for patient responsibility, including deductibles, copays and coinsurance.

Please contact us at 814-467-3918 for a direct quote, information on financial assistance, or with any other billing questions.

Machine Readable File

CSSMCW Shoppable Services – Price Transparency

COVID-19 Charges

The out-of-pocket cost for the IgG Antibody test is $100.