Billing and Financial Assistance

Links to resources

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is dedicated to serving our patients, to the best of our ability, in a fiscally responsible manner. As a not-for-profit community hospital, and in accordance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), we treat everyone seeking essential medical care, regardless of their ability to pay.

However, it does cost money to run the hospital, and we kindly ask that you work with us to make sure that we have all the proper information regarding your insurance company/third-party payer and that you are willing to take responsibility, if you are financially able, for your portion of your hospital bill. You may be eligible for financial assistance.

MAHHC offers free or discounted care for emergency or medically necessary services provided to patients within our service area who qualify and are residents or to non-residents who experience a medical emergency while in our service area. Please refer to our Financial Assistance Policy and Brochure at the top of this page for guidance.

The charge information provided above entitled "List of Charges to Patients" is a comprehensive list of charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital, also known as a chargemaster, which Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center posts on an annual basis. Standard charges shown in the chargemaster do not necessarily reflect what a patient ultimately pays for services and therefore may not be a meaningful tool to estimate a patient’s out of pocket responsibility or to compare hospital costs. Actual charges may differ for a variety of reasons and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center does not hereby offer, promise, contract, guarantee or assume any legally binding obligation to provide a selected service(s) or item(s) for the listed charge(s).

The chargemaster rates are updated periodically, patients should contact our patient financial services staff at 802-674-7471 for information about the cost of care or our financial assistance policy.

Health Plan Price Transparency for Employees

The Federal Transparency in Coverage Final Rule requires that health insurers and self-funded health benefit plans must post machine-readable files (MRFs) on a public internet website. To access machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and health care providers:

The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. If you would like to access these files please be aware that they are very large and may take several minutes to load.