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Hospital Charges and Price Estimates for Patients

Hospital Charges:

Hospitals must be prepared to care for any illness or major accident 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because every patient is unique, hospital charging becomes complex as it reflects the individual services provided to a patient based on many factors, including equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and levels of staffing.

Chargemaster (CDM)

The CDM is a comprehensive list of the individual price (charge) for services necessary to provide patient care. This list includes room and board, procedures, supplies, drugs, surgery time, anesthesia and recovery time charges. The total price (charge) of a procedure is comprised of many individual prices (charges). 

Total Charges

The dollar amount submitted on the claim for total services provided to the patient before any insurance discounts.

Reimbursement

The amount paid to the hospital for services provided to the patient. This includes money received from primary and secondary insurers as well as from the patient. The reimbursement amount is lower than the charged amount secondary to insurance discounts or allowances.

Out-of-pocket costs

The amount a patient pays to the hospital, usually in the form of a deductible, coinsurance and/or co-pay.  

Self-Pay

Self-pay is when a patient is required to pay out of pocket for health-related services because he/she does not have insurance coverage. For patients who do not have insurance, Catholic Health has a financial assistance program for patients who qualify.

Catholic Health is committed to being transparent about our charges. The information on this site/link contains the charges for all services and items provided by our hospital. The charges are uniform for all patients served by our hospitals.

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Additional Information

Hospital charges rarely reflect the expected hospital payment, hospital reimbursement or patient out-of-pocket expense for a specific hospital service. Your own charges, hospital payment, hospital reimbursement and/or out-of-pocket expenses will depend on one or more of the following:

  • the actual patient care services received
  • the terms of your insurance coverage, and/or
  • your eligibility for financial assistance

For a more complete understanding of your estimated out-of-pocket expenses, you should contact your insurer or the hospital’s patient financial counseling department at:

Catholic Health: (631) 465-6321
St. Catherine of Siena Hospital: (631) 862-3019
St. Charles Hospital: (631) 474-6363
Good Samaritan Hospital: (631) 376-3328
Mercy Hospital: (516) 705-2983
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center: (516) 277-4948
St. Joseph Hospital: (516) 520-2600

 

Hospital Charges

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Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital Charge Master

 

The CARES ACT and Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFRCA) legislation and the Executive Order signed on January 21, 2021 provides relief for patients not to incur any out of pocket expenses related to covid-19 diagnostic testing during the applicable emergency period. Patients may incur additional costs related to services performed as part of an of an emergency room visit, a physician visit or within any other service.   While under the current state of emergency, any patient who receives a bill related to Covid-19 testing is encouraged to contact the billing office to investigate and resolve.  The Laboratory Covid-19 testing  price listed here reflects the cash price for the diagnostic test  as required by the CARES Act. 

Mercy Hospital

 

The CARES ACT and Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFRCA) legislation and the Executive Order signed on January 21, 2021 provides relief for patients not to incur any out of pocket expenses related to covid-19 diagnostic testing during the applicable emergency period. Patients may incur additional costs related to services performed as part of an of an emergency room visit, a physician visit or within any other service.   While under the current state of emergency, any patient who receives a bill related to Covid-19 testing is encouraged to contact the billing office to investigate and resolve.  The Laboratory Covid-19 testing  price listed here reflects the cash price for the diagnostic test  as required by the CARES Act. 

St. Catherine of Siena Hospital

 

The CARES ACT and Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFRCA) legislation and the Executive Order signed on January 21, 2021 provides relief for patients not to incur any out of pocket expenses related to covid-19 diagnostic testing during the applicable emergency period. Patients may incur additional costs related to services performed as part of an of an emergency room visit, a physician visit or within any other service.   While under the current state of emergency, any patient who receives a bill related to Covid-19 testing is encouraged to contact the billing office to investigate and resolve.  The Laboratory Covid-19 testing  price listed here reflects the cash price for the diagnostic test  as required by the CARES Act. 

St. Charles Hospital

 

The CARES ACT and Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFRCA) legislation and the Executive Order signed on January 21, 2021 provides relief for patients not to incur any out of pocket expenses related to covid-19 diagnostic testing during the applicable emergency period. Patients may incur additional costs related to services performed as part of an of an emergency room visit, a physician visit or within any other service.   While under the current state of emergency, any patient who receives a bill related to Covid-19 testing is encouraged to contact the billing office to investigate and resolve.  The Laboratory Covid-19 testing  price listed here reflects the cash price for the diagnostic test  as required by the CARES Act. 

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center

 

According to pandemic legislation, patients should not be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses for these services. If however, a billing issue arises, we are committed to investigate the charges and will attempt to rectify the issue with the insurance carrier. We encourage patients to contact us if they have questions concerning their billing, and we will work with them and their insurers in an effort to resolve any issue.

St. Joseph Hospital

 

The CARES ACT and Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFRCA) legislation and the Executive Order signed on January 21, 2021 provides relief for patients not to incur any out of pocket expenses related to covid-19 diagnostic testing during the applicable emergency period. Patients may incur additional costs related to services performed as part of an of an emergency room visit, a physician visit or within any other service.   While under the current state of emergency, any patient who receives a bill related to Covid-19 testing is encouraged to contact the billing office to investigate and resolve.  The Laboratory Covid-19 testing  price listed here reflects the cash price for the diagnostic test  as required by the CARES Act. 

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