Understanding Hospital Charges
Background Information on Hospital Standard Charges
As a non-profit health care organization, Guthrie Clinic’s physicians and employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
In compliance with federal law, Guthrie Clinic is publishing its standard charges for all services provided at each of its five locations. These are charges of hospital-based services only. Each hospital location has its own standard charge listing. Physician office charges are not included.
You will receive separate invoices from your physicians, as physician charges are not included.
The charges that any individual patient receives for his/her care vary based on that specific patient’s needs and physician decisions made during the delivery of care. Guthrie cannot guarantee which services physicians may deem necessary over the course of your visit or treatment. Often, a single visit to your provider includes more than one charge(service) listed on this list. In addition, some physicians or providers are not employed by Guthrie and may have different physician charges and network participation—all of which could contribute to how much you may pay for a given service. Click here for a list of those providers not employed by Guthrie. Please refer to your invoice to see the accurate list and description of charges(service) rendered by your provider. To understand the terminology and sections of your bill, please click here.
Provider includes more than one charge(service) listed on this list. In addition, some physicians or providers are not employed by Guthrie and may have different physician charges and network participation—all of which may be invoiced separately and could contribute to how much you may pay for
Understanding What You Will Pay
Your actual financial responsibility will, in almost all cases, be lower than these standard charges and depends on your specific insurance coverage and plan. There are times when health insurance may even consider a service non-covered. We encourage you to contact your insurance company directly to confirm your co-insurance, deductible, and/or co-pay amounts as well as what may be considered non-covered.
Guthrie’s online estimator tool is available for our patients to receive an estimate of your hospital charges and estimated out-of-pocket expense based on the hospital service selected and insurance coverage. Please click here to access the estimator tool.
If you have any questions on how to use this tool or would like to review your estimate with one of our certified financial counselors, please contact us at:
- Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, and Towanda Memorial Hospital: 570-887-4371
- Guthrie Cortland Medical Center: 607-756-3838
Special Assistance Programs
Guthrie offers several programs designed to assist patients with the affordability of health care services including the following programs:
- Charity Care
- Uninsured Discount
- Prompt Pay Discounts
- Various Payment Plan options
- Out of Network Usual and Customary Rates
We can also assist patients who do not have health insurance or need to recertify their Medicaid coverage. We are committed to providing you the best care possible regardless of your ability to pay.