Rawlins County Health Center has tools available to help patients figure the cost of medical items and services, such as a Price Transparency cost estimator, a “Good Faith Estimate,” and Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills.

Rawlins County Health Center has established a cost estimator of our standard charges. Please click the link below or contact Heather Prideaux, CFO (hprideaux@rchc.us or (785) 626-3211 ext. 2204) for assistance and the most recent prices.

 

Price Transparency Cost Estimator

Price Transparency Disclaimer:  This list of charges reflects the standard charges for inpatient and outpatient services provided at Rawlins County Health Center.  These charges are the same for all patients, but the patient’s financial responsibility for services provided may vary, depending upon payment plans negotiated with individual health insurers as well as reimbursement schedules set forth by public payers such as Medicare and Medicaid.  These charges do not include items or services that may be billed separately for physician services, lab, diagnostic services, etc. Prices may be adjusted periodically.  Last updated 4/15/2021.

Legal Disclaimer: Listed charges do not constitute a contract and may change frequently.

You can also visit the following link for a consumer guide to healthcare prices. Consumer Guide

Rawlins County Health Center has also established your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills.

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing. To read the RCHC Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills, click here.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, contact the federal surprise billing hotline at 1-800-985-3059.

Visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises for more information about your rights under federal law.

Additionally, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

What is the timing for delivering the GFE?

  • When a GFE is requested by a self-pay patient (i.e., nothing has yet been scheduled), the convening provider must furnish the GFE to the patient no later than three business days after the date of the request.
  • If the primary item or service is scheduled at least 10 business days before such item or service is scheduled to be furnished, the convening provider must furnish the GFE to the patient no later than three business days after the date of scheduling.
  • If the primary item or service is scheduled between three and nine business days before such item or service is scheduled to be furnished, the convening provider must furnish the GFE to the patient no later than one business day after the date of scheduling.
  • If the primary item or service is scheduled less than three days before such item or service is scheduled to be furnished, the convening provider is not required to deliver a GFE.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy of a picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.