Pricing – Standard Charges
Fairfax Community Hospital uses a chargemaster to determine its standard charge for services and supplies associated with patient care/treatment. The “chargemaster” is a comprehensive list of prices established by the hospital for services and supplies used during individual patient treatment. This list reflects standard charges and may not reflect actual patient balance since payment rates are negotiated with health plans, predetermined by the federal government for Medicare or set by the state government for Medicaid participants. Further, uninsured patients are not generally expected to pay the hospitals standard charges in the chargemaster and may be eligible for financial assistance.