Financial Services, Pricing Transparency and Charity Care

Beginning January 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require hospitals to provide standard charges. This information is limited charge data only. The information provides minimal information when understanding what your final out-of-pocket cost will be.


For more information regarding charges, contact us at 320.289.1580.

Hospital price transparency helps Americans know the cost of a hospital item or service before receiving it. Starting January 1, 2021, each hospital operating in the United States will be required to provide clear, accessible pricing information online about the items and services they provide in two ways:

  1. As a comprehensive machine-readable file with all items and services.

  2. In a display of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format.

This information will make it easier for consumers to shop and compare prices across hospitals and estimate the cost of care before going to the hospital. Information is based on contractual rates. Please review your insurance plan for coverage prior to scheduling services.

For more information regarding pricing, contact us at 320.289.1580.

Appleton Area Heath uses the Federal Poverty Income Guideline for the initial framework of Charity Care eligibility.  Patients must apply for Medical Assistance with the county prior to applying for Charity Care.  If qualified, the balance will be discounted or adjusted in full based on the sliding fee schedule.


For more information regarding Financial Assistance Options, contact us at 320.289.1580.