Children's Mercy is recognized year over year as one of the best children's hospitals.
No one can deny that healthcare charges are complicated. It would be much easier to determine costs if treatments, procedures and services were all the same for everyone. But thankfully, they aren’t the same—because everyone, and especially every child, is different. Thus, the combination of services provided to each individual patient at a particular visit is always different.
Besides individualized care, there are several other variables that determine what a family will actually pay, including:
Whether or not they have insurance
The negotiated price for services with their insurance company
The family’s health insurance plan, including deductible, co-insurance and copays
Self pay discount
Financial assistance for which they may qualify
To comply with federal law, Children’s Mercy is providing the current standard charges for our services. Due to the variables mentioned above (and the example below), this list is probably not very useful to families, and we want to help!
Here is an example of an insurance claim for a two-year-old referred by her pediatrician to Children’s Mercy for diarrhea and weight loss and had an elective outpatient diagnostic test. (This serves only as an example to show that what a family actually pays is variable.)
Example of charges before and after insurance is applied
|Children's Mercy Discount to Insurance Company
|Total Due from Patient