Pricing Transparency

Our Commitment to Pricing Transparency

In an effort to help patients make more informed decisions when selecting a hospital for treatment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires hospitals to post their charges for standard procedures online. This pricing information is known as a chargemaster or charge table. The amounts listed in the chargemaster do not factor insurance discounts deductibles, copays, coinsurance, out-of-pocket maximums or other variables. Therefore, the charges listed are never what the patient pays. Even if you do not have insurance, there may be additional discounts or options for our patients to help manage the financial aspects of their healthcare journey. Not only do we offer patient financial assistance, Renown also offers financing options. Patients are encouraged to reach out to us for financial planning options.

Call us for financial planning options at 775-982-3993, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

New transparency rules in 2021

Effective in 2021, the CMS Hospital Pricing Transparency Final rule requires hospitals to post additional information beyond the chargemaster for items and services rendered by a hospital. Hospitals are now required to display other information to help patients understand the cost of services. Additionally, hospitals are required to display their shoppable services in a consumer-friendly manner. Click here to be taken to MyChart where you can create your own estimate for specific healthcare services you plan to have in the future. Renown has negotiated rates with insurance companies that vary by service. Due to the complexities of healthcare pricing and reimbursement, you may have questions about the values shown in our rate tables. As such, our patients are encouraged to contact us for questions.

Call us with questions at 775-982-3993, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Why are hospital charges different than what I owe?

Renown negotiates varying discounted rates with various insurance companies. In addition, every detail of treatment has an impact on your out-of-pocket expense, from healthcare benefits and types of providers down to the unique services each patient receives.

Since the charges listed in the table are not tailored to your specific treatment, physicians or insurance, do not use the charge table to make decisions that would affect your health or care plan. Instead, we recommend you contact us for a cost estimate so that we can help you get a more accurate quote.

Call us for a cost estimate at 775-982-3993, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Example Scenarios

The example below illustrates how two patients who received the same service would end up being responsible for two different charges depending solely on the insurance and the included benefits:

Example 1

Example 2

CT Scan Head/Brain w/o Contrast

Renown CDM/Fee Schedule $2,450
Insurance Allowable Amount: $1,250

Patient Benefits: ($1,250*20%
Patient owes 20% of insurance allowable amount)

CT Scan Head/Brain w/o Contrast

Renown CDM/Fee Schedule $2,450
Insurance Allowable Amount: $1,270

Patient Benefits: ($500 Co-pay per CT)

 Real Patient Out-of-Pocket Cost: $250

Assumes patient has no deductible which may increase the real patient out-of-pocket cost

Real Patient Out-of-Pocket Cost: $500

Assumes patient has no deductible which may
increase the real patient out-of-pocket cost

The insurance allowable amounts above are examples only and not from any proprietary information. 

 

Financial Assistance

The amounts listed in the charge table are not what the patient pays. However, many people make healthcare decisions based entirely on cost. At Renown, we are proud to offer the best healthcare in the region to our community, and we never want a fear of cost to prevent a person from seeking or receiving care.

We can help you navigate your way to an accurate financial estimate for future services you have planned and have a number of patient financial assistance programs and self-pay discounts available.

Learn About Renown's Financial Assistance Program

 

Care at Renown Health

Renown is continually growing, broadening services, improving the care we provide, seeking out the best and brightest and collaborating with the most influential and innovative - all to build healthier communities and a stronger Nevada.

Our aim is to provide unparalleled quality care in the communities we serve. Thanks to our dedicated employees, doctors and partners, we continue to meet that goal. It starts with research and the latest in medical innovations as we fulfill our vision of inspiring better health in our communities.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Renown Regional Medical Center as High Performing - the highest rating possible - in heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and colon cancer surgery. Renown South Meadows Medical Center was named to the Becker's 100 Greatest Community Hospitals and Truven 100 Top Hospitals lists, and won the 2016 Everest Award - presented to only 17 hospitals nationally.

When you choose Renown, you are choosing the best care in the region.

 

Access Renown's Charge Table

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