PRINCETON, WV (WVVA) Effective January 1st, prices of services for hospitals have to be listed online per federal regulation. Princeton Community Hospital has had their prices listed online since mid-December. President of Patient Financial Services Greg Yost says prices online are standard, but can vary patient to patient depending on procedures and the physician.
“If someone is scheduled for service we have someone at the registration area that if you based on your insurance coverage,” said Yost,”…they can assist you with your payment plan.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services say this initiative is to “stop surprise billing” to patients. The HHS website also says this can provide patients with better information up front about the costs of procedures.
You can locate these prices online under the “charges information” tab on the patient homepage.