Hospital PRICE TRANSPARENCY

You have reached the federally-required section of our website that contains the charges for the services we provide within our facility. While we provide this information to comply with federal regulations, health care billing is complex. It is extremely important for you, as the consumer, to understand that standard charges may not be a relevant starting point for
estimating what costs you may incur during an episode of care, and the amount actually paid by a patient will depend on that patient’s insurance coverage, policy provisions and other factors. Everyone’s case is different based on that
patient’s medical condition.

The charges displayed only include hospital charges and do not include charges that are billed separately by the physician or other professional fees. No one pays the list price. Charges are adjusted on a case by case basis according to your insurance or financial circumstances. Additionally, the actual amount paid by a patient will depend on that patient’s insurance coverage, as benefit plans vary greatly.

IF YOU HAVE...

If You Have Commercial Insurance:
• Contact your insurance company to understand all of the factors affecting your financial responsibility.
• Numerous factors, such as type of plan, co-pay, co-insurance, deductible, out-of-pocket maximums, provider network and other limitations, will affect your financial responsibility to a hospital.
• The prices reflected on this site do not include charges for the physician or other professional fees, such as pharmacy, diagnostic imaging or lab work.
• The prices reflected on this site do not include any negotiated discounts between your insurance company and the hospital.
If You Have Medicare:
• Medicare has many different parts, and not everyone has the same type of Medicare coverage. Medicare will pay for many of your health care expenses but not all of them.
• Special rules apply if you have employer group health insurance coverage through your job or a spouse’s job.
• If you have a supplemental health insurance policy, it may cover some costs that Medicare does not cover.
• The best way to be sure of what your Medicare plan covers is to call 1-800-MEDICARE, or visit the website at www.mymedicare.gov.
If You Have Medicaid:
• Contact your local Medicaid office at 1-888-544-7996, or visit the Louisiana Department of Health to determine all the factors affecting your financial responsibility.
• Generally, Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any portion of the bill.
If You Are Uninsured:
• Please contact our Financial Assistance Center at (985) 748-9485, and ask about our payment policies.
• As required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have a written financial assistance policy that includes eligibility criteria, the basis for calculating charges and the method for applying for financial assistance.
• Contact our Financial Assistance Center at (985) 748-9485 to determine if you meet the criteria for financial assistance.

GET AN ESTIMATE

Before your hospital visit or scheduled procedure, the best thing to do is call the Hood Memorial Hospital Financial Assistance Center at (985) 748-9485 for an estimate of what you will owe.
By clicking and downloading the documents below, I understand that the actual amount paid by a patient will depend on a number of factors, including the ones mentioned above.
• Hospital Charges (.csv file) as of 1/1/19