CMS Hospital Standard Charges

Transparency in Coverage

You have reached the federally-required section of our website that contains the charges for the services we provide within our facility. Optim Health System is subject to the regulations established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Sections 2718(e) and 2718(b)(3) of the Public Health Service Act.

As part of the 2019 IPPS Final Rule the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now requires hospitals to make available online a listing of the hospital’s standard charges.

While we support the educational intent of CMS’s regulations insofar as improving patient’s understanding of the cost of health care and the patient financial responsibility, we appreciate that healthcare billing is complex. It is extremely important for you, as the consumer, to understand that standard charges may not be a relevant starting point for estimating what costs you may incur during an episode of care. The amount actually paid by a patient will depend on that patient’s insurance coverage, policy provisions, and other factors that may be more relevant than the standard charges. Everyone’s case is also different based on that patient’s medical condition and the non-service items that apply during the episode of care.

We can provide patient estimates to you that are tailored to your specific circumstances and focused on your out-of-pocket financial responsibility. Please contact one of our Patient Navigators within Patient Account Services if you would like to discuss charges or obtain an estimate for your upcoming hospital visit.

Office hours for Patient Account Service staff are 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Optim Medical Center-Screven: 912.564.7426 ext. 2252
  • Optim Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1225

Please select the appropriate hospital facility for the listing of charges you are seeking:

Optim Medical Center — Screven CMS

Optim Medical Center — Tattnall CMS