Price Transparency

Price Transparency

Welcome to the Windom Area Health Price Transparency web page.  The data presented will show individual charges and may be difficult for an individual to use to calculate the total charges you may incur during your visit and the applicable out of pocket expenses you may be responsible for. We encourage our patients to contact one of our staff at (507) 831-0616, (507) 831-0617 or (800) 720-1501 for help with your specific circumstances.

Beginning January 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are requiring hospitals and health systems to post their current, standard charges and a list of shoppable services.

On this page, you will be able to access the standard charges for Windom Area Health.  Simply click on "Pricing Information" below and a file will be accessible in a machine-readable document. It is important to note that the charges reflected are the amounts Windom Area Health would bill an insurer; it may not be what a patient is required to pay out of pocket.

The prices depicted are from the current charge master and reflect prices that were in effect as of 1/1/2021. There could be instances where charges in an individual department or an isolated charge may change during the year and may have been updated since 1/1/2021.

Hospital charges are the amount a hospital bills an insurer for a service. For most patients, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below charges. Patients covered by commercial insurance products have negotiated rates with hospitals. Patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs have hospital reimbursement rates determined by federal and state governments.

Hospital charges may also include bundled procedures, personnel, services and supplies. An example would be room rates that include the space, equipment, nursing personnel and supplies.

It is important when a patient has the opportunity to shop for medical services that he or she contacts his or her own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be the patient's responsibility.

As we mentioned above, Windom Area Health has established a process to help patients make inquiries into what an anticipated encounter or procedure would cost. Patients can get answers to questions about billing, payments, insurance and more by calling (507) 831-0616, (507) 831-0617 or (800) 720-1501. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Windom Area Health understands that navigating healthcare and insurance is difficult. The link below provides pricing information and other resources from the Minnesota Hospital Association.

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