Prices are as of December 27, 2018 and are subject to change.
- Beginning January 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are requiring hospitals and health systems to post their “current, standard charges.”
- Hospital charges are the amount a hospital bills for a service. For most patients that are covered by insurance, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below charges. Patients covered by commercial insurance products have negotiated rates (for payments) with hospitals. Patients covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid and Prepaid health programs have hospital reimbursement rates determined by federal and state governments. If you reside in the State of Minnesota and are uninsured, you will receive a discount on your total bill in accordance with the MN Attorney General agreement.
- When a patient has the opportunity to shop for medical services, he or she should contact his or her own insurance carrier to understand which costs will be covered and which will be the patient’s responsibility.
- Patients can contact our Price estimate team at the hospital directly for any pricing requests. Please call (218)283-5300.
Rainy Lake Medical Center Charge Master as of 12/27/2018
2018 Inpatient Diagnosis Related group Average Charge
- Under a new Minnesota state law, beginning July 1, 2019, each primary care provider or clinic that specializes in family medicine, general internal medicine, gynecology, or general pediatrics is required to post in its office or reception area and on its website a list of the clinic’s top 25 procedures over $25. The list is to be maintained annually and include the top 10 evaluation and management (E&M) procedures plus the top 10 prevention procedures (which are undefined in the law) and other procedures to round out the 25.