We encourage patients who anticipate difficulty paying their portion of their medical bill to meet with one of our financial counselors. Our counselors will make every effort to assist patients who are uninsured or who have financial challenges that prevent them from paying for healthcare services. Counselors can assist patients in applying for government-funded programs, applying for Health Exchange Marketplace plans, setting up payment plans, or applying for financial assistance. Our financial assistance program provides discounts up to 100% to patients who meet eligibility requirements. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please use the links below or contact us at (855) 241-9952 or (262) 652-8259.
Please note that Froedtert South (generally located in Kenosha County) has a separate billing office and offers separate financial assistance from Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin (generally located in Milwaukee County).
Charge master Data
The federal government requires each hospital to post on its website a list of the standard charges for each inpatient and outpatient service and item provide by the hospital. This listing of standard charge amounts represents items and services which may be billed to you, your insurance, or other organizations and is populated with internally used and government-mandated payment system data fields.
Remember that services you receive for care will typically include a variety of charges from this list. This file may be updated as payment system data changes or if rules surrounding insurance payment systems, claims processes, charge capture, or other reportable charge data change. Similarly, as the inventory of charge items or services change, this file is updated.
What is a charge master?
A charge master is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital, e.g., each test, exam, surgical procedure, room charge, etc. The charge master amounts are billed to insurance companies, Medicare, or Medicaid and those insurers apply their contracted rates to the services billed. In turn, your out-of-pocket expense is a function of those contracted rates and your individual benefit structure.
Are charges or cost the same for every patient?
Individual out of pocket expenses will vary based on the clinical care provided, as well as your insurance coverage and financial situation.
To approximate your out-of-pocket expense, we encourage you to contact your health insurance provider, utilize our cost estimator, or contact us at (855) 241-9952 or (262) 652-8259 for further clarification.