Charges

Current Established Charges for Service

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all US hospitals make their standard charges available via the Internet (and update them at least annually) beginning January 1, 2019. Horizon Health is complying with this new pricing transparency requirement by listing its standard charges below.

Questions? Call Lisa Ellis at 217-466-4310.

When reviewing these standard charges, please note the following information provided by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association:

(Note that the term “chargemaster” refers to a list of all the billable services and items to a patient or a patient's health insurance provider.)

  • The chargemaster is not useful for patients to comparison shop between hospitals. This is because the descriptions for a particular service could vary from hospital to hospital and what is included in that description.

  • The chargemaster will not be useful for a patient to know how much they will pay. While the starting list of charges is the same for every patient, charges may vary by patient even though a similar procedure was performed. This may be due to:

    • The patient’s medical condition, length of time spent in surgery or recovery, complications requiring unanticipated procedures, kinds of medication needed, etc.
    • The patient’s individual insurance plan and any applicable copays.
    • The patient’s progress toward his/her insurance deductible.
    • Whether or not the hospital or physician is out-of-network, meaning the health plan does not have a contract with them.

  • Commercial insurers negotiate discounts with hospitals on behalf of their enrollees and pay hospitals at varying discount levels, but much less than starting charges. Medicare and Medicaid pay according to a regulated fee schedule.

For a personalized estimation on a service, visit Up-Front Cost Estimates.

View our chargemaster as a CSV file.
View our chargemaster as a PDF file.

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