Edward-Elmhurst Health is committed to helping consumers understand their health care costs. As of January 1, 2019, CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) requires that hospitals post a list of their charges online. The list of charges are for medical items and healthcare procedures that you might receive at one of our facilities.
While this list is the basis for charge amounts initially charged by the hospital, these charge totals are generally not used to determine the actual reimbursement paid to the hospital by Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurers, except in limited circumstances. Likewise, these charges generally are not used to determine the portion of the bill paid by an insured patient.