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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.

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

Click on Find a Hospital, then Pricing Data to find the price (median charge) for common inpatient medical conditions and surgeries at Missouri (MO) hospitals. 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) base prices are separately shown by level. In Missouri, more than half of the ER visits were at the highest possible levels 4 and 5 (high severity). Median charges for Level 4 were $3538 and for Level 5 the median price was $6498, Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018 data. Level 3 (moderate severity & moderately complex case) median charge was $1409. Prices shown for 2017-2018. Hospital Quality data for 2018 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. Published by Missouri Hospital Association

Nevada Hospital Inpatient, ER and Ambulatory Surgery 2018 Average Charges

NevadaCompareCare.net shows average charges (prices) for every NV hospital DRG (Diagnosis Related Group), and average ER or ambulatory surgery charge in 2018. Overall Nevada inpatient charge was a whopping $81,368 per stay, or more than $15,000 per day. Sample DRGs: Psychoses (average $17,304), Normal Newborn ($4,654), uncomplicated vaginal delivery ($21,933), Septicemia (about $110,000 with complications, $57k without), Major joint replacement (hip or knee) at $113,000, Cesarean Section ($38,000 without complications, $46,000 with). Births overall (all types including very ill babies) averaged $27,580 in charges, from $2,170 at Banner Churchill to $68,049 at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Average NV emergency room visit charge was $8,757 statewide for over 1 million visits. ER charges ranged from $1,651 average at Mount Grant General Hospital, to $12,758 average at St. Rose Dominican – San Martin Campus. Statewide average Ambulatory Surgery Center charge was $8,534, but no breakout by procedure type. Outpatient surgery at a hospital averaged nearly $33,000 in charges. 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 May 2019

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 2018-2019 prices plus 5% inflation. Statewide cost estimate is also shown. Choose Medical or Dental. Select insurance, or uninsured to compare charges with your deductible.  Select procedure or test (e.g. lab, Radiology such as x-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound). Tonsillectomy, hernia repair, colonoscopy and about a dozen different 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

Ohio Hospital Price List (Sample) – Inpatient, ER, Lab, X-ray Charges

Here’s an Ohio hospital example of a 14-hospital system called OhioHealth showing their current prices for all services at 12 of their hospitals.  Examples of items in the chargemaster include daily hospital room charge, ICU charges, labor, delivery, c-section and newborn prices, price for an ER visit (depends on Level of the emergency department), operating room charges, PT, OT, cardiology and pulmonary charges, prices for x-rays, CTs, MRI, ultrasound, DEXA scan, and many lab tests. Examples are CBC, BUN, Arterial blood gas, lipid panel, troponin, cultures, glucose, hemoglobin A1C, pap smear, creatinine. Because a hospital’s price list might be hundreds of pages long, with thousands of line items, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for.  The documents are not fully searchable. (For example, the category for Emergency Services requires scrolling to find it.) In addition, selected average charges are provided by each hospital for certain DRGs, without describing what time frame was covered in the calculation.  Average charges list varies by hospital. Caution: Physician professional fees may not be included (even in the Emergency Department).  Check each hospital’s website separately. Covers Riverside Methodist, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist and Grove City; Grady Memorial Hospital, Hardin, Marion General, Mansfield, Shelby, O’Bleness, and Berger Hospitals.

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 (2019) 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 $1,936 (median charge during 2019) in the ER for urinary tract infection (UTI), but a lower $671 in its urgent care service. 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 up to 5% medical inflation, depending on the hospital, to estimate 2020 prices. The average hospital price increase for WI hospitals that raised prices this year, has been 3.74% (as of June 1, 2020). Updated 2020.

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