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Healthcare Price Transparency

Opelousas General Health System is providing the following listing of our standard charges for the Hospital’s common inpatient and outpatient services for your information.

Click here to visit the OGHS Price Transparency site to view the Price Estimator.

About the OGHS Price Estimator

Answers to Questions about Billing Estimates:

What is usually included in a service estimate?

  • Estimates are based on what specific procedures normally cost, including doctor and facility fees and supplies. Actual costs may vary because there is no way to predict exactly what services will be needed. Included in the estimates are anticipated fees for items such as room and board, operating rooms, anesthesia, surgeons and when applicable, assistant surgeons. Charges such as pre-surgical consultations, tests and other supplies are not included in the estimate.

What services are included in my estimate?

  • The estimate includes estimated room and board (for inpatients), supplies, nursing care, equipment use, nutritional services, and any services handled by the staff of the hospital within the walls of the hospital. It does not include services listed below:
    • Physicians providing you with services related to your hospital stay or visit will bill you separately. This can include fees related to specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.

I have more questions about surgical estimates. Who can I call?

  • You may call us at 337-948-3011 and ask for the Business Office. You may also request additional information in person from one of our financial counselors located at the hospital main campus.

If I have health insurance, how much will I owe?

  • The amount you owe depends on your insurance plan. Coverage benefits can differ greatly from plan to plan. If you have health insurance, you should contact your insurance company directly to determine what your coverage will be. You may be asked to provide a procedure code, which can be obtained from your physician's office.

When I call for an estimate, what information do I need to have available?

  • Before completing this form, contact your physician's office to get the best description possible of the service that you need and its procedure code. Then, if you have insurance, contact your insurance company and confirm that the services required are "covered services" under your specific plan. If they are “not covered", then you would be considered "uninsured" for these services. When you complete the inquiry form, please have the following information so we may provide you with our best estimate of your financial responsibility:
    • Description of services needed - Include as much information as possible about the specific services needed as described by your physician.
    • Type of services needed - For example, will you be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient overnight, or expect to be treated on an outpatient basis.
    • Physician/Specialist Name - For example, if you are having surgery, enter the surgeon's name.
  • If you have insurance, include the following:
    • Your current insurance card - Please provide the name of insurance company, type of policy (e.g. HMO, PPO, POS, Indemnity), policy holder's name, group name and number, policy number, and insurance company phone number.
    • Policy holder's personal information

OGHS CHARGEMASTER

Please note that the charges provided include only the hospital charges and do not include charges that may be billed separately by physicians or other professional fees. Because each individual’s case is different and based on the individual patient’s medical condition, the actual amount paid by a patient will depend on the individual patient’s insurance coverage. If you have insurance, you should contact your insurance provider to understand which costs will be covered and which will be your responsibility. If you are uninsured, you should contact the Hospital for a price estimate. As a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals have a financial assistance policy that includes eligibility criteria, the basis for calculating charges and the method for applying for financial assistance.

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