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Archbold is committed to supporting our patients in making informed decisions about their healthcare. This includes helping patients to understand the cost of care and our many financial assistance options available, such as prompt pay discounts, Curae credit card, affordable payment plans, and charity care if patients qualify.

Price Estimation Tool

As part of this commitment, Archbold provides our patients with an online tool to estimate their out-of-pocket costs for common medical tests and procedures. Our online tool calculates the out-of-pocket hospital costs based on the selected procedure and a patient’s insurance information. The online tool can also be used to estimate costs for patients that do not have health insurance coverage and includes our self-pay discount.

At Archbold, we understand that determining healthcare costs can be very confusing, and we want to assist our patients in understanding their potential costs as clearly as possible. In addition to our online estimation tool, feel free to contact us at 229-228-2816. Our Financial Clearance staff is ready to help educate patients regarding charges and out-of-pocket responsibilities

Please understand that our online tool only provides an ESTIMATE and IS NOT A GUARANTEE of total costs. Charges shown for procedures are averages based on 12 months of actual patient charges for selected procedures. Please review the disclaimers in detail before using the tool.

Price Estimator tool

List of Standard Charges

In compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Price Transparency regulations, Archbold provides a list of standard charges in a machine-readable format. The public may view these requirements at the following CMS webpage.

The charges posted on our website are accurate as of the dates indicated within the files. CMS requires that hospitals update annually. Therefore, some changes or new services may not be reflected in the posted files.

The listed charge of a hospital service is not equivalent to the actual amount paid by governmental or commercial insurance companies. Also, each patient’s financial responsibility may vary. The amount a patient pays is based on many factors: the patient’s health insurance coverage and specific benefits and other applicable discounts, as well as the services provided based on each patient’s own needs. In some cases, our charges are different from other providers when we offer a differing level of care or unique clinical expertise.

Click here to access Archbold's Machine Readable Files

Disclosure Notice Against Surprise Billing

If you choose to seek care from an out-of-network provider, you may be billed for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing”. “Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care — for example, an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

If you think you’ve received an unexpected “surprise balance bill”, read the entire Surprise Billing Disclosure Notice. You can also use the following resources to assist you with your case.


The comprehensive, machine-readable files below are posted to comply with federal regulations. Given that CMS requires hospitals to update these files annually, charges posted within these files are accurate as of the dates indicated.

To best understand your estimated out-of-pocket costs, it’s important for you to understand your insurance plan benefits and coverage before seeking medical care. Any amount not covered by your plan becomes your financial responsibility or the responsibility of a guarantor (such as a parent of a minor child).

The self-service Price Estimation Tool can help you and other consumers obtain cost estimates for many common services provided by Archbold facilities. For more specific cost estimates, please call our Financial Clearance Department at 229-228-2816.

To obtain the most accurate estimate, please consult with your physician to obtain the procedure codes that will be related to your treatment. This information will allow Archbold to provide you with a more specific estimate based on your individual coverage and financial responsibility.

Due to limitations in presenting differing contracted rate methodologies in a standardized way, the contracted rate (i.e., payer-specific negotiated charges) in the machine-readable files may not always reflect the contracted rate that applies in an individual patient’s case based on their individual health plan benefits.

Accessing any of these posted files constitutes your agreement that you have read the above content and any additional supplementary disclaimers contained below.

Standard Charge Files

Pricing FAQs

Our team is always here to answer any questions you may have regarding your medical care payment options. Please browse answers to some of our frequently asked pricing questions and feel free to contact us if any additional questions arise.

What Is a Chargemaster?

A chargemaster is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital – each test, exam, surgical procedure, room charge, etc. Given the many services provided by hospitals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a chargemaster contains thousands of services and related charges.

Chargemaster amounts are almost never received as payment by a hospital. The chargemaster amounts are billed to your insurance company, Medicare, or Medicaid, and those insurers then apply their contracted rates to the services that are billed.

Health insurance companies contract with hospitals to care for their customers. Hospitals are paid the insurance company’s contract rate, which generally is significantly less than the amount listed on the chargemaster. The insurance company’s contract rate is the basis for determining the patient’s actual out-of-pocket costs using the patient’s individual health benefit plan. For example, a hospital may charge $1,000 for a particular service, while the insurer’s contract rate may be $700. If your insurance plan indicates that you are responsible for 20% of the contract rate, you would owe $140 ($700 x 20%).

Are Charges the Same for Every Patient?

The list of charges is the same for all patients. However, the total charges for an individual patient often varies from one patient to another for a number of reasons, including:

  • How long it takes to perform the service or how long it takes you to recover in the hospital
  • Whether the service or procedure you receive is more or less difficult than expected
  • What medications you’re prescribed
  • Whether you experience complications and need any additional treatment
  • Other health conditions you may have that can affect care
What Is Not Included in the Chargemaster List?

The hospital’s chargemaster list usually does not include charges for services provided by the doctor (or doctors) who treat you while you are at the hospital. You may receive separate bills from the hospital and the doctors involved in your care.

Here is a partial list of healthcare providers who may bill you separately:

  • A surgeon who performs a procedure
  • An anesthesiologist who works with the surgeon
  • A radiologist who reads your X-rays or other imaging
  • A pathologist who examines specimens
  • Other doctors who may be consulted by your doctor during your time in the hospital (i.e., any physician involved in your medical treatment plan)

Contact Us for Additional Inquiries

Please consult with your insurance provider to understand your insurance coverage, deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, out-of-pocket maximums, etc., so that you can make an informed decision about your care and expenses.

For more information about the cost of your care or additional questions regarding payment for your medical care, our team is always here to provide answers and solutions. Contact us at 229.228.2816 to speak with a member of our support staff. Your request will be fulfilled within 5 business days from the date of submission.

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