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Florida ER Visit Charges, 2018

Florida ER visit charges for each hospital in 2018. Find the average cost of an emergency room (ER / ED) visit at each Florida hospital in 2018. State average ER visit cost (charge) was $6,609 (about $60 Billion for over 9 million ED visits). Average cost was up about 7.7% from 2017. Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte had the highest average charge in FL at a whopping $15,360 per ER visit in 2018. Three additional hospitals had average charges over $14,000: Mercy Hospital a campus of Plantation General Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Only 1 hospital (Regional General Hospital Williston) had an average charge of $1,000 or less, same as last year. Number of ER patient visits are shown here. The highest volume Emergency Department was Lakeland Regional Medical Center, with nearly 169,000 visits. Its average price was $6,993.  Complexity and seriousness of the visit vary from hospital to hospital. Easy to use tool, but not severity-adjusted. Average charges for broad diagnostic groups can be found, by using the filters in the search tool. From FloridaHealthFinder.gov.  Check our listing for Hospital Compare to see each hospital’s most recent star ratings and performance on emergency care. No updates as of March 2021, plus it appears this site has lost ease of use, with no side-by-side comparisons.

Missouri Hospital ER Cost and Inpatient Prices and Quality – Compare Hospitals Editor's Pick

Missouri hospital ER prices, inpatient cost and quality ratings. To compare hospital costs, click on Find a Hospital, then Pricing Data to find the average price (median charge) for common inpatient medical conditions and surgeries at Missouri (MO) hospitals. In addition, if you click on the arrow to expand, you will find a range of charges, average length of stay, and number of cases per year shown. Childbirth, maternity, mental health, hip and knee surgery, heart care, etc. Must know the general body system (such as musculoskeletal) in order to search inpatient prices. Emergency department (ER Emergency Room) visit costs are shown separately by “level”. In Missouri, nearly 2/3 of the ER visits were at Levels 3 and 4. Median charge for Level 3 ER visit in 2020 (the most common, moderate severity & moderately complex case) was $1,622. The second most common ER visit was Level 4 (high severity), had an average cost of $4,068. The highest possible Level 5 visit cost $7,081 on average. Just 11% of ER patients were classified as Level 1 or 2; the median prices for these low level visits were $501 and $857 respectively. Average prices shown for 2020. We assume these average costs reflect base price only, without “extra” test costs, and possibly without physician fees. Such information was not readily available at the site. The cost numbers are “sticker price”, not what insurance pays after discounts. Hospital “self-pay discounts” (e.g., 40% discount off the full charges) are listed at the site. Hospital Quality data also shown at this site. Compare hospitals on infections, readmissions, falls, and other patient safety results. Editor’s Pick for putting all of this information in one place and timely reporting on quality and costs. Published by the Missouri Hospital Association.

Nevada Hospital Inpatient, ER and Ambulatory Surgery 2019 Average Charges

Find average hospital, ER, and ambulatory surgery charges in Nevada for 2019. Each hospital is listed by name. NevadaCompareCare.net shows average hospital charges (prices) for every NV inpatient DRG (Diagnosis Related Group), and overall average ER or ambulatory surgery charge. Prices really escalated in 2019. Overall Nevada inpatient charge was a whopping $87,649 per stay, or close to $17,000 per day. Average charges increased almost 8% over last year; with a slightly lower case mix index. Sample DRGs: Psychoses (average $20,289, up 17%), Normal Newborn ($5,280, up 13%), uncomplicated vaginal delivery ($25,014, up 14%), Septicemia ($122,702 for DRG 871), Major joint replacement (hip or knee) at $117,150, Cesarean Section ($42,234 without complications). Births overall (all types including very ill babies) averaged $35,106 in charges (up 27%), from $2,276 at Banner Churchill to almost $115,000 at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Average NV emergency room visit charge was $8,436 statewide (up 7.8%) for over 1.1 million visits. Average ER charges ranged from $2,133 average at Battle Mountain General Hospital, to $13,992 average at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center. Statewide average Ambulatory Surgery Center charge was $8,516 (no increase from 2018), but no breakout by procedure type is shown. Outpatient surgery at a hospital averaged $36,522 in charges, up more than 10%. Standard Reports also show case volume by facility. No information about how much was actually paid. NV reports are a joint effort between Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA) and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP). Updated April 2020.

New Hampshire Prices for Physician Visits, ER, Outpatient Hospital and Dental Care – Compare (free)

Compare New Hampshire prices for physician office visits, Emergency Room, psychotherapy, dental care, hospital outpatient lab tests, PT visits and some surgery. Ambulance and medium level ER prices are included in NH. Prices are estimated at 2019-2020 prices plus 5% price inflation. Statewide cost estimate is also shown. Choose Medical or Dental. Select insurance, or uninsured to compare charges with your deductible. “Show All Procedures” will let you select procedure, test (e.g. lab, Radiology such as x-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound), office visit or service. Tonsillectomy, gall bladder surgery, hernia repair, colonoscopy and a few other surgeries are bundled to include surgeon and anesthesia costs. Price transparency project developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. NH HealthCost is an excellent website, easy to navigate

Vermont – Compare Hospital ER Prices (2019)

Compare published prices for hospital Emergency Room visits, for all 14 hospitals in VT, according to level of severity and complexity.  Statewide average ER price is $341 for Level 1 minor problem, before adding tests or procedures. Very few visits are this “simple”. Level 2 low severity ER visit average price is $501 before adding test costs.  Level 3 moderate severity and complexity ER visit (the most common in the US)  average price is $843 for hospital and physician charges, excluding tests and medications etc. Level 4 average price is $1292. Top base price for a Level 5 visit is $1830 per visit ($1275 hospital, $555 doctor fee). For consumer planning purposes, billing code Levels 3, 4 and 5 are most likely to occur.  A recent study of Medicare patients found that the most common ER visit charge was for a Level 5 visit, right at the top of the complexity scale. Both facility and physician charges are shown – an amazing show of leadership in price transparency. Springfield Hospital’s Level 5 charge is $1215; the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Level 5 ER charge is just shy of $3000. Prices do NOT include lab tests, imaging tests or procedures during the ER visit. Prices are good from October 2018 to September 2019.  Table 3D. No update as of Aug. 7, 2020.

Wisconsin ER and Hospital Urgent Care Prices (Emergency Department)

Find ER visit and urgent care prices for common visits to WI emergency departments (ER) or hospital-based urgent care. Examples of typical charges: mood disorders, urinary tract infection (UTI), abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting or teeth problems. Shows median (middle) price for ER (2020) WITHOUT the physician’s fee. It also shows how many cases the hospital treated. If the hospital has on-site urgent care, it will show that price also. Example: Mercy Health Hospital in Janesville charged $3,169 (median charge during 2020) in the ER for urinary tract infection (UTI), but a lower $767 in its urgent care service. Incidentally, the Mercyhealth ER price for UTI went up 64% since last year; the urgent care cost for UTI went up 14%. However, prices in Madison were even higher. Free-standing community Urgent Care clinics are not included in these prices.  Fifty (50) services are listed. It may be difficult to find what you’re looking for, since common problems such as “breathing problems” are not listed. Still, Wisconsin Hospital Association’s PricePoint makes comparing hospital prices possible. This site is one of the more timely sites for healthcare price transparency. Compare hospitals downtown vs. those in the suburbs. Consumers may wish to add at least 5% medical inflation, depending on the hospital, to estimate 2021 prices. The average hospital price increase for WI hospitals that raised prices this year, has been 4.69% (as of June 8, 2021). Updated 2021.

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