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Patient Financial Resource Center

Helping You Manage the Cost of Care

There are many factors that impact where you decide to receive care: hospital quality, patient satisfaction and, increasingly, the cost of service.

Tanner Health System, as a nonprofit healthcare provider, is dedicated to helping you make an educated choice. We closely monitor the cost of services from other providers throughout Georgia and the Southeast to ensure that the procedures available at Tanner are not only high in quality, but competitively priced. As a nationally recognized leader in quality care, Tanner also helps to ensure care is affordable by taking steps throughout the continuum of care to reduce the risk of complications, providing patients with the best possible outcomes.

Here at Tanner’s Patient Financial Resource Center, you’ll find information on:

  • How to get a pricing estimate for the procedures most frequently performed at the health system
  • Financial resources and discounts available to help those who have no healthcare coverage
  • Costs associated with care beyond what the hospital may bill you for your (cost for physician care/consultations, specialist services, lab costs and more)
  • Insurance plans accepted

Charges for Care at Tanner Hospitals

In compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) hospital price transparency guidelines, effective Jan. 1, 2019, Tanner Medical Center Inc. is providing links below for our facilities’ (Higgins General Hospital, Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica and Willowbrooke at Tanner) chargemaster price list. These prices do not always reflect all costs associated with the service and the service may be represented by multiple line items. The actual cost of your care may be higher or lower based on factors specific to you, such as length of stay in the hospital and the complexity of your medical condition.

It is important to note that the charges by Tanner hospitals and other hospitals evolve over time in response to varying and complex reimbursement methods and structures imposed by Medicare and Medicaid or negotiated with commercial insurers. What Tanner is ultimately paid varies greatly by payer and is significantly discounted from charges listed on the downloadable files below. In many instances, Tanner is paid a flat rate regardless of the charges or underlying cost of care. With some insurers, this reimbursement doesn’t cover the cost of care.

The prices on the lists are our standard gross charges for hospital services only and do not reflect insurance discounts or uninsured discounts. These prices do not include physician or other provider fees that are billed separately from hospital fees, including but not limited to anesthesiologists, hospitalists, pathologists, radiologists, cardiologists, emergency room physicians and other specialists who participate in your care.

Tanner provides services to patients without regard for a patient’s ability to pay. We provide financial assistance in many forms, from working with patients and families on qualifying for Medicaid and Medicare, providing charity care, and providing self-pay discounts to patients with the ability to pay but with no insurance coverage.

Hospitals are also required to post a list of their Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs), a classification structure for both Medicare and Medicaid used to pay hospitals according to the patient’s severity of illness, intensity of treatment, length of stay and other variables.

The best way to obtain an actual estimation of the cost of your care is to call us at 770-812-9721.

Tanner's downloadable price lists in Microsoft Excel format are available here:

A DRG file for all Tanner facilities is also available for download.

To learn more, download the Consumer Guide to Healthcare Prices.
 

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Tanner Health System makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of the pricing information provided through this site. This information is strictly an estimate of prices. Tanner cannot guarantee the accuracy of any estimates. All estimates are based on information provided by the prospective patient and do not include, among other things, any unforeseen complications, additional tests or procedures, and non-hospital related charges, any of which may increase the final cost of the services provided. Prospective patients should understand that a final bill for services rendered at Tanner may differ substantially from the information provided by this site, and Tanner Health System is not liable for any inaccuracies.

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