Pricing Transparency

Ingalls Memorial is posting a list of standard charges to support price transparency in health care, in accordance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines for 2019. This page will be updated in the coming weeks with additional information related to diagnosis-related group charges. The goal is to help you make the best decisions for your health and well-being, whether you obtain your care from a community hospital or an academic health system.

The starting list of charges is the same for every patient. The charges may vary by patient even though a similar procedure was performed. This is due to your medical condition, length of time in surgery or recovery, complications requiring unanticipated procedures, kinds of medications needed, and whether the service is provided in an inpatient or outpatient setting, among other reasons.

Patients with health coverage will pay only the deductible, coinsurance or copay required by their health plan. Contact your health insurance company to gain a complete understanding of how much each service will cost, taking into account deductibles, co-pays and other related fees.

Patients without health coverage are protected by the state’s Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act. Under the legislation, eligible patients may qualify for free or discounted care. Our financial counselors are available to help patients with applying for assistance. In addition to charity care, Ingalls Memorial offers the following:

  • No-interest payment plans
  • Self-pay discounts
  • Help applying for alternate insurance programs such as Medicaid

Go to our Financial Assistance page for more information or call (773)-702-6664 - Option Five (5).

Please note: Many supply, pharmacy items, and devices are priced at variable rates based on the cost from the manufacturer, which is subject to change. If you have questions concerning prices for services and/or other medical items, call 708-915-6885.