COVID-19: The Latest Information from UPMC
Financial Assistance Is Available If You Qualify
There are many ways to find information about the Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) and the application process. To get copies of the FAP or FAP application form you may:
Download the information by clicking the following links:
- Plain Language Summary
- Financial Assistance Policy
- Billing and Collections Policy
- Financial Assistance Application
Request the information in writing by mail, or by visiting the Admissions Office, Emergency Department, or Financial Rep. Office.
Request the information by calling (814) 443-5002.
Return completed applications to:
225 S. Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Availability of Translations
The Financial Assistance policy, application form and the plain language summary is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Large print and Braille. To access the translations, please follow this link: https://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/paying-bill/services/apply.
The Hospital may elect to furnish translation aids, translation guides, or provide assistance through the use of a qualified bilingual interpreter by request.
UPMC Somerset Standard Charges
Understanding the Charge Description Master (CDM) File
The CDM file is a hospital’s regularly updated database containing the list of standard charges (i.e. “list prices”) assigned to procedures, services, drugs, and supplies associated with the delivery of medical care at that hospital or facility. Standard charges are standard dollar amount that a hospital sets for services rendered before negotiating any discounts. It is important to note that the standard charge is not the amount that a patient is expected to pay for receiving health care services.