Olympia Medical Center’s Pricing Transparency Commitment;
As we move towards the 2019 Healthcare price transparency rules, Olympia Medical Center has become an advocate of transparency and pricing simplicity. Especially today, when so many people are uninsured or under insured, it is important for individuals to have healthcare pricing information. We are committed to making this information available to our patients so they can better anticipate and understand their financial responsibilities and make informed healthcare decisions, that way you have the information you need to decide what is best for you and your family before any scheduled services take place. We believe in providing quality, value and outstanding service to our patients, prospective patients, employers and payers.
We have created a centralized area on our website with meaningful price information. Because we know that healthcare is complex and that a general listing of prices for our common procedure will not meet everyone’s needs, we have added a toll free number consumers can use to contact us for an estimated service quote. Our goal in making this information easy to access is to remain a leader in key healthcare initiative aimed at excellent patient care.
Chargemaster, also known as CDM, is a comprehensive listing of items that could potentially be billed to a patient, insurance company or other responsible party.
The chargemaster is a lengthy and complex document. It should not be used to accurately estimate or determine the final patient cost of a service. It is provided for informational purposes only. The charges in our CDM are the same for all patients regardless of payer or plan benefits.
Diagnostic Related Groups, also known as DRG, is a system of classification for inpatient hospital services based on principal diagnosis, secondary diagnosis, surgical procedures, age, gender and presence of complications. This system of classification is used as a financing mechanism to reimburse hospitals and selected other healthcare professionals for services rendered.
Be advised that our CDM charges and average charges by DRG may not reflect the actual amount of reimbursement required from you, your insurance company or other responsible party. The reimbursement is determined by a variety of factors, including negotiated health plan rates, government rates, or upfront payment discount. Your responsibility may also vary, depending on the type of care you receive, your insurance plan benefits and how your insurance company processes the charges.
The link below displays our CDM and average charges by DRG in PDF and CVS format for your convenience. For each service charge, the CDM includes an item number, item description and charge amount.
(To download the file, click on the filename below)