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Understanding our Charge List
In compliance with federal legislation, Santiam Hospital is publishing our chargemaster
The chargemaster is a comprehensive list, showing the charges for each procedure, service, or item provided by the hospital. It is a helpful tool for financial transparency, but not for comparing hospital prices or estimating service cost.
Please note that the chargemaster reflects standard charges, and should not be used to estimate out-of-pocket costs. Out-of-pocket costs are based on individual health plans, personalized treatment plans, individual health, and more.
The file is downloadable as an Excel file.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chargemaster?
A chargemaster is a list that details the official rates charged by hospitals for individual procedures, services, and goods. A chargemaster is comprehensive, and contains thousands of procedures, items, and related charges.
How are charges determined?
Hospital charges are determined by multiple factors: The cost to perform the procedure, the cost to run the facility, regulatory requirements, payer requirements, and local market conditions. Individual income does not affect chargemaster charges.
Why do different hospitals charge differently?
Different hospitals have individual factors that affect their costs, such as staffing and equipment. These costs are part of the basis for setting charges, and so the charges are different.
Will I find all of my charges in the chargemaster?
No. All of the hospital charges are included in the chargemaster. However, professional charges billed by physicians and non-hospital services are not included in the chargemaster .
Do the charges show my out-of-pocket costs?
No. Out-of-pocket expenses are based on many individual factors, such as health plans, medical situations, and financial situations. The chargemaster is not a good tool for estimating these costs.
For further information, please contact our Customer Service Team. Our staff is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with 24-hour voice mail. We welcome your call!
Payments, payment plans, questions or financial assistance: 503.769.9231
Secure e-mail: patient firstname.lastname@example.org
Other resources include:
- The Oregon Hospital Guide
- Medicare’s Procedure Price Look-up
- Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
Billing department mailing address:
PO Box 577
Stayton, OR 97383