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Contact us any time at (319) 369-4505, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete this form to find out your out-of-pocket costs, based upon your current insurance coverage benefits. We are happy to assist you.
If you are uninsured or need financial assistance, please visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more. Please do not postpone or forgo treatment due to financial concerns. We are here to help you and are happy to discuss options with you via our financial advisors.
Mercy is committed to sharing information that will help people make informed decisions about their healthcare services. We make pricing information available in multiple ways:
What’s most important for patients is that they understand what their cost will be, which is different than what the provider charges. With that, it is important to keep in mind:
The cost to you as a patient will be determined by many factors, most of which is your insurance provider. A patient’s out-of-pocket costs are not a simple flat fee. They are largely based on the patient’s insurance plan and what selections they made within that plan, including the deductible, co-payment and coinsurance. You’ll find in researching that Mercy is competitive in its pricing for services.
We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to understand your out-of-pocket costs. Find common insurance providers and helpful contact information.
See examples of how insurance can influence the direct cost to the patient.
Hospitals regularly report and share quality information around patient outcomes, complications and other safety-related information. You can see, often via websites like mercycare.org/quality, how they stack up compared to other organizations. The result of your care is the most important thing to get you healthy again – know how well your hospital does at making sure that happens. If an organization does not provide or report this information, it is worth questioning to be clear on the level of quality provided.
In an era of increasing healthcare costs and consumer-driven financing alternatives, the need for pricing transparency in healthcare services has taken on increasing importance for Iowa's citizens. Mercy is committed to sharing information that will help people make informed decisions about their healthcare services.
The goal of pricing transparency is to provide consumers with useful information about hospital and other healthcare prices on a comparative basis across the various services provided.