Pricing Transparency - Costs of Services Online


GOLD BEACH, OR (Jan. 1, 2019) - Pricing for common services and procedures at Curry Health Network (Curry General Hospital, Curry Medical Practice and Curry Medical West in Gold Beach, Curry Medical Center in Brookings, and Curry Family Medical in Port Orford) are now online to help patients make informed decisions, and to compare with other regional hospitals!

Curry Health Network's (CHN) prices are available in "apples to apples" comparison with other hospitals in Medford, Coos Bay, Crescent City, Bandon, Coquille, Ashland, Grants Pass and Lakeview.

CHN determines its standard charges for patient items and services through the use of a chargemaster system, which is a list of charges for the components of patient care that go into every patient's bill. These are the baseline rates for items and services provided. The chargemaster is similar in concept to the manufacturer's suggested retail price ("MSRP") on a particular product or good. The charges listed provide only a general starting point in determining the potential costs of an individual patient's care. This list does not reflect the actual out-of-pocket costs that may be paid by a patient for any particular service, it is not binding, and the actual charges for items and services may vary.

Many factors may influence the actual cost of an item or service, including insurance coverage, rates negotiated with payors, and so on. Government payors, such as Medicare and Medicaid for example, do not pay the chargemaster rates, but rather have their own set rates that hospitals are obligated to accept. Commercial insurance payments are based on contract negotiations with payors and may or may not reflect the standard charges. The cost of treatment also may be impacted by variables involved in a patient's actual care, such as specific equipment or supplies required, the length of time spent in surgery or recovery, additional tests, or any changes in care or unexpected conditions or complications that arise. Moreover, the foregoing of charges for services only includes charges from the hospital. It does not reflect the charges for physicians, such as the surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, pathologist, or other physician specialists or providers who may be involved in providing particular services to a patient. These charges are billed separately.

Notwithstanding the factors that may influence the actual cost of an item or service to the patient, the comparison is meaningful as a starting point and provides "apples to apples" comparison for the same type and level of services provided at other regional hospitals.

Curry Health Network Pricing Transparency