COVID-19 Update

Click here to read how we are keeping our patients, visitors and staff safe.

Price Transparency

We at Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital strive to be as transparent as possible with our cost of services. Below we have provided several resources to help patients understand and conveniently compare costs.

The price estimates listed on our website are based on a rolling average of costs that may be incurred by patients for anticipated services. These are not actual costs, as services performed are highly specialized toward the patient’s individual needs or risks. Actual costs will be based on the services provided to the patient.

Please note that the prices shown on this website do not represent what the patient would expect to pay, whether insured, uninsured or self-pay. As an insured patient, your actual cost/responsibility will be determined by the allowed amount granted by your insurance provider, as contracted between your insurance provider and our hospital.

We are available to offer assistance to you during our business hours, which are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, by calling 316-462-5363.

Obtain a Cost Estimate from Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital

You have the right to request a personalized estimate from Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital. Whether insured or not, you may contact us directly for assistance in understanding the charges and related costs for a procedure or visit. Please be prepared to provide some basic information, which can be found on the Billing and Financial Assistance page.

We are available to offer assistance to you during our business hours, which are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, by calling 316-462-5363.

Price Estimator

Our Price Estimator Tool is available to provide you with a basic estimate for out-of-pocket costs associated with selected services and/or items at Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital. It is a tool to help provide additional information regarding average procedure charges and other details.

Standard Charges

In accordance with the Hospital Price Transparency Rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), we have provided a list of standard hospital charges (referred to as a Chargemaster) so patients can compare prices across hospitals.

A few things to keep in mind as you view our Standard Charges (Chargemaster).

  • These charges are rarely the price that patients pay. The Chargemaster lists the dollar amount set for each service, supply, pharmaceutical or implants prior to the insurance contract/benefit plan discounts or self-pay discounts being applied, so the price patients pay is less than the standard charge.
  • Hospital charges differ from patient to patient for the same service depending upon variations in each individual’s treatment plan.
  • Items included in a charge vary across hospitals and health systems. For example, what’s included in one hospital’s charge for room and board may differ from another hospital’s charge. Some hospitals bundle services together into a single charge; some may list those charges separately.
  • Looking at various hospital charges does not provide any indication of quality of service or patient outcomes.

Download Hospital Charge Description Master/Price Listing

Average Charges by Type of Patient Group

All U.S. hospitals and health systems are also required to provide a listing of average charges by types of patient groups, referred to as Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups, or MS-DRGs. These averages provide a more direct comparison of charges than the Chargemaster, and patients can refer to these listings to compare different hospitals. Click here to view Kansas Spine’s Average Charges by Type of Patient Group.

Download Average Charges by Type of Patient Group Listing

Shoppable Services Prices

As another way of ensuring price transparency, all U.S. hospitals and health systems are required to provide a list of at least 300 “shoppable services,” including ancillary services, along with the corresponding prices for each of those services. Each of these shoppable services must include the following amounts: Gross Charge, Discounted Cash Price, Payer-Specific Negotiated Charges, De-Identified Minimum Negotiated Charge and De-Identified Maximum Negotiated Charge.

As with the list of Standard Charges discussed above, the prices on our shoppable services list represent the standard amount for each service and do not represent the actual amount the patient will pay. The actual amount will depend on application of insurance contract/benefit plan discounts or self-pay discounts, which are dependent on each patient’s benefit plan terms. Click here to view the Shoppable Services Available at Kansas Spine.

Download Hospital CMS Shoppable Services Listing

Disclaimer

The estimates provided on our website cannot be relied on as the final set cost for services you may receive. Actual expenses can and will vary from patient to patient depending upon your physician’s treatment choices, your particular health care needs and actual services rendered.