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Ness County Hospital Price Transparency

Ness County Hospital is dedicated to making our pricing available so that you can make more informed decisions about your healthcare costs. We provide resources to help you better understand the costs of your medical care and assist you in planning ahead for medical expenses.


To improve price transparency, all U.S. hospitals and health systems are required to provide lists of standard hospital charges ― also called a chargemaster ― so patients can compare prices across hospitals. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you view the list of standard charges.

  • These charges are rarely the price that patients pay. The chargemaster lists the dollar amount set for each service prior to insurance contract/benefit plan discounts or self-pay discounts being applied, so the price patients pay tends to be less than the standard charge.

  • Hospital charges differ from patient to patient for the same service depending upon variations in treatment.

  • Patients who are eligible for financial assistance also receive additional discounts.

  • Items included in a charge vary across hospital systems. For example, what’s included in one hospital’s charge for room and board may differ from other hospital’s charge ― some hospitals bundle services together into a single charge that others may list separately.

  • Looking at various hospital charges does not provide any indication of quality of service and outcomes.

If you need further clarification, please contact Debra Frank, Business Office Manager  @ 785-798-2291  Ext 256.

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