About Newman Regional Health
Patient Pricing Information and how to understand pricing and charges
Newman Regional Health understands that hospital pricing and charges can be complex and difficult to understand. With many different factors influencing pricing and charges, we are committed to providing patients and family members information to help understand hospital charges.
Federal law requires hospitals to charge the same amount for the same service or supply provided to each patients as a condition of participation in the federal Medicare program.
For a list of itemized standard charges, please click here.
What You Should Know When Looking at Charge Information
What a patient owes for a hospital procedure or service can vary greatly, depending on health insurance coverage, eligibility for state or federal programs, and each individual’s own personal situation. Scroll down to your specific coverage description.
Patients with Health Insurance
- Health insurance will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them.
- Begin by contacting your insurance company to understand your insurance policy’s deductible, co-payment, coinsurance, and maximum out-of-pocket levels.
- Double check the network status, this will help you avoid out-of-network penalties.
- Obtain precertification or referral approvals prior to your hospital service as some insurers require this to avoid your policy’s penalties and additional charges.
- Insurance companies negotiate various discounts with hospitals and are not reflected in the charge list.
If you have Medicare
- Medicare will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Medicare does not pay hospitals based on charges, but instead pays according to pre-established rates depending on the services you receive. Your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance are also pre-established based on the services you receive.
- If you have a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, it may pay all or a portion of your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance.
- Special rules apply if you or your spouse has health insurance coverage through an employer.
- Special rules also apply if you have coverage through a Medicare Managed Care plan.
- Contact your Medicare Managed Care plan to understand your deductible, co-payment, coinsurance and maximum out-of-pocket levels.
- To avoid out-of-network penalties, check to see if you are required to use hospitals that are in the Medicare Managed Care plan’s network.
You can contact Medicare at www.medicare.gov.
If you have Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care plan
- Medicaid will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Medicaid does not pay hospitals based on charges, but instead pays according to pre-established rates depending on the services you receive.
- A few services have minimal pre-established co-pays that are your responsibility to pay. Co-pays will not apply if you are in a Medicaid Managed Care Plan.
If you are uninsured
- If you have a financial need, a variety of financial assistance options are available that may help pay all or a portion of your hospital charges. Please call 620-343-6800 extension 1153 and ask to speak with a financial counselors to discuss the options that may apply to your personal situation.
- Please call 620-343-6800 extension 1153 to establish any payment plans prior to making a partial payment for services.
- Newman Regional Health does apply a 20% discount to uninsured patients off of the itemized standard charges.
Can hospital charges help me understand my out of pocket costs?
- The financial counselors at Newman Regional Health help you estimate your charges and out-of-pocket charges. With more than 90% of individuals in the United States covered by health insurance with various discounts, deductibles, co-pays and other factors, estimating costs is complex task. If you are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurance plan they establish your cost sharing obligations.
- Your payer is the best source of information on what your individual cost will be for a given service.
- If you wish for Newman Regional Health staff to help you estimate your out of pocket costs, please call 620-343-6800 extension 1153 and ask to speak with a financial counselor. This process may need to be repeated, as the course of your care and the status of your deductible obligation may change during this process.
Additional Points of Consideration about Standard Charges
- Our Itemized Standard Charges (link to file) prices are just a snapshot of prices, representing our best information at the time the pricing file was created.
- Some prices listed do change periodically throughout the year depending upon market conditions. These prices are determined at the time of service.
- Pharmacy prices can be volatile and can change frequently throughout the year. Prices listed here are a snapshot of prices at the time of posting and can vary from what you are billed.
- Because each person’s health needs are different, the average charges shown will depend on the individual’s specific situation. Each patient’s circumstances are different, and a patient’s charge will not necessarily be the same as the average charge.
- “Charge” is not the same as what you may owe. “Charge” is the amount billed for a service. A patient’s amount due is based on insurance coverage, copay, and co-insurance.
- All professional charges (surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and emergency room physician, etc.) are billed separately and are not included in the average charges shown.
About Newman Regional Health
At Newman Regional Health, our mission is to improve health in our community by providing high quality care. We are driven by a belief that we can and do make a difference in our community. We strive to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services. Every person at Newman Regional Health makes an impact and contributes to our success. It is because of the talented healthcare professionals and support staff we employ that we are able to provide a variety of services to meet and respond to the needs of our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors.
At Newman Regional Health, patients and families come first. We make sure that our patients are very well cared for. We work for our people and our own families and we are here for a purpose: to help make our local hospital successfully grow. We take care of each other. There is a sense of pride in being part of a professional, enthusiastic and hardworking team, providing outstanding care, education and support to our community.
Newman Regional Health strengthens the community by working directly with patients, families, and caregivers making it the highest quality healthcare provider. There is no such thing as good enough – we strive to be the best.
Our employees work great together, care about one another and provide individualized and complete care to our patients – from the first visit to the follow-up phone call. Being a top 100 critical access hospital for two years in a row is a huge accomplishment and it takes every single member of our team to reach this goal. We recognize the value of every person who enters our doors and no matter what the reason for your visit, we want to make sure we meet your needs with compassion, competence and professionalism.
Newman Regional Health is truly here for your whole life. Newman Regional Health is committed to providing high quality healthcare to the people of Lyon County and the surrounding communities of Emporia. We also serve residents in Chase, Morris, Greenwood, Wabaunsee, Osage, and Coffey counties.
For more than 90 years, Newman Regional Health has expanded to meet the needs of a growing community and has established a tradition of excellent health care in east central Kansas. Centrally located within the city of Emporia, Newman Regional Health is a 25 bed critical access hospital, including a 10 bed acute rehabilitation unit. We are a governmental entity operated on a not-for-profit basis.
Newman Regional Health remains a local hospital, owned by the people of Lyon County and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. Newman Regional Health is a teaching hospital and is home to the ESU Department of Nursing.
More than 500 employees , 225 volunteers, and 130 physicians, 28 of which being on our active medical staff, and many other professionals make up the patient care team at Newman Regional Health. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services.
Located in the heart of the famous Bluestem Region, Emporia, Kansas is known as the Front Porch to the Flint Hills. Open prairie stretches for miles with its tall grass prairie and peaceful rolling hills.
As the official founding city of Veteran’s Day, Emporia is also home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Granada Theater, Emporia Arts Council, and William Allen White, nationally known writer and journalist. Emporia State University serves 6,500 students in nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
“They saw the best equipped hospital in the West. They saw a beautiful building architecturally, and they saw an interior decorated with taste, altogether a thing of beauty that shall be a joy forever.” – Emporia Gazette, March 6, 1922, on the open house.
Since 1922, Newman Regional Health has been a vital part of healthcare for a seven county area surrounding Emporia, Kansas. The Emporia Gazette used the Winston Churchill quote, “We live not by what we have, but by what we give,” on March 5, 1922 to describe George Newman’s generous contribution.
The original 81-bed hospital was built largely as the result of a $50,000 bequest left by Mr. George Newman, a local businessman. Additional funds were raised with a two-year tax levy, and the hospital opened on March 6, 1922. The hospital is named in honor of both Mr. Newman and the county.
Since the hospital opened, there has been a nursing school, currently the Emporia State University Newman Division of Nursing, located on the east side of the hospital campus.
Planning for better facilities and community service included the additions of the:
- East Wing, 1951
- West Wing, 1963
- South Wing, 1980
- 5.9 million dollar renovation of the first floor, 1996
- Newman Medical Plaza, 1996
- A connector building between the Newman Medical Plaza and the hospital, 2002
- Same Day Surgery Unit and Registration Area, 2002
- The Central Care Cancer Center, 2003
- Standardized color-coded ID wrist band alerting all staff to various patient precautions, 2008
- Breast Care Center, 2012
- W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab, 2013
Working with other healthcare providers, the hospital will continue to be a leader in improving the health of our community.
To improve health in our communities by providing high quality care.
To be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services.
We dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement of quality throughout our organization. We are committed to delivering a range of comprehensive services offering timely access and convenience.
We pride ourselves in delivering compassionate inpatient and outpatient care.
We recognize the contribution of all and foster an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.
We value growth within our organization to meet the specific changing needs of our community.
We honor the communities’ trust by using resources wisely and having an unwavering commitment to financial integrity.
Growth / Community Relations
To deliver comprehensive healthcare services to Lyon County and the surrounding area, and to effectively partner with the community to improve the health of the region.
Medical Staff Development
To provide opportunities to expand the medical community through an integrated delivery model.
Finance / Facility and Technology
To achieve “meaningful use” in collaboration with the healthcare community.
Service / Quality / Safety
To publicly commit to measurable quality improvement.
To deliver care in a coordinated, collaborative environment where all members of the healthcare team feel that they contribute to the whole patient experience as well as the organization’s success.
Visiting Hours & Guidelines
2 pm – 4 pm
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Since pediatric patients are often contagious, we encourage only adults to visit these patients, unless arrangements are made with the charge nurse.
Intensive Care Unit
Open visiting hours are at the discretion of the nurse in the intensive care unit. Immediate family members or significant others can feel free to come at any time.
Women’s Life Center
Open visiting hours are at the mother’s discretion for visitors over the age of 12. For those under 12 years of age, visitation is limited to brothers and sisters of the new baby.
Patient Room Information
Call (620) 343-6800 to find out the room number of a patient.
Children Under the Age of 12
Children age 7 to 12 years
Must be accompanied by an adult to visit.
Children age 6 years and under
Visit must be prearranged. Children age 6 and under may only visit a family member.
Newman Regional Health’s café is located near the east lobby. Our café offers food service for patients, family, visitors, and staff. A hot food line, as well as deli, soup, and salad bar are available Monday-Friday.
Adequate seating is available in the café for patients and visitors to dine together. Visitors are welcome to purchase food from the café and take their tray to a patient’s room. We are unable to include the price of café purchases on a patient’s bill.
Newman Café Hours
Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 10 AM
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 1:45 PM
Supper: Café is closed but Grab & Go Supper Boxes are available after 4 PM daily in the Sunflower Conference Room
Snack Bar Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM
THINGS TO ENJOY IN THE SNACK BAR:
Fresh baked donuts from a local bakery
Homemade cinnamon rolls
Daily homemade baked items including pie, cookies, cake, etc.
Famous ham salad sandwiches
So MUCH MORE!!!
All proceeds benefit Newman Regional Health services, equipment, and Auxiliary scholarship funds.
We have many different ideas and gifts for your friend or loved one!
Handmade knitted/crocheted baby blankets, Halo® SleepSacks®, bubble gum cigars, soft plush animals, socks, and much more!
A huge variety of stuffed animals with unique inventory.
Flowers, Plants, and Roses
We offer assorted flower arrangements, live green plants, and roses. Roses are sold as single, two, or three in assorted colors.
Angels, Jewelry, Home decor, Snoozies, Legacy Greeting Cards, Seasonal gifts, Claey’s Old Fashioned Candy, Purses
Gift Shoppe Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
The Gift Shoppe is located in the east lobby of Newman Regional Health. Enter through the Visitors / Patient Tower entrance (Entrance F).
Order a Gift by Phone
To order an item for delivery to a patient or employee, please call the Gift Shoppe at (620) 343-6800, ext. 1172. Our Gift Shoppe volunteers are happy to place your order with a credit card and deliver it for you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
All proceeds benefit Newman Regional Health services, equipment, and Auxiliary scholarship funds.
Newman Regional Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. In case of questions, please contact: Kathy Orear, Director of Human Resources, (620) 343-6800, ext. 1100, or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at (800) 842-0078.
All interpreters, translators, and other communication aids shall be provided without cost to the person being served, and patients/clients and their families will be informed of the availability of such assistance free of charge.