Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center
Kittson Healthcare Charge Disclosure
Beginning January 1, 2019, 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.” To be compliant with this mandate, Kittson Healthcare has included their current charge master with charges for all services.
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 include bundled procedures, personnel, services, and supplies. An example would be room rates that include the space, equipment, nursing personnel, and supplies. When a patient has the opportunity to shop for medical services, he or she should contact his or her own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be the patient’s responsibility.
In order to compare prices to other facilities, please click on the link below:
MN Hospital Data Reporting Price Check
Patients should contact the hospital directly for any further details. To contact the hospital please call (218)843-3612 and ask for Taylor Hartje, Derek Holt, or Tawnya Sorenson.
Kittson Healthcare thanks you for your continued support and we hope to see you in the future.