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Florida ER Visit Charges, 2017 (interactive)

Find the average cost of an emergency room (ER / ED) visit at each Florida hospital in 2017. State average ER visit cost (charge) was $6136 (about $55 Billion for nearly 9 million ED visits). North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville had the highest average charge in FL at a whopping $15,136 per ER visit in 2017. Only 1 hospital (Regional General Hospital Williston) had an average charge of $1000 or less. Volume of patients shown here. The highest volume Emergency Department was Lakeland Regional Medical Center, with nearly 170,000 visits. Its average price was $6457.  Complexity and seriousness of the visit vary from hospital to hospital. Easy to use tool, but not diagnosis-specific. From FloridaHealthFinder.gov.  Check our listing for Hospital Compare to see their 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 Emergency Room Prices – Compare (free)

Compare hospital ER visit prices (2014) in Nevada for common reasons people visit emergency departments. Choose illness and hospital (one hospital at a time). Compare to common charges in the county and NV average. For example, a migraine treated in ER typically cost $2961 in NV (and a headache costs $5090). Consumers should note that physician fees are extra, and NOT shown in the website prices. They also need to add inflation factors for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prices are disease-specific. Nevada PricePoint through NV Hospital Assn.

Nevada Hospital, ER and Ambulatory Surgery 2016 Average Charges

NevadaCompareCare.net shows average charges for every hospital DRG (Diagnosis Related Group) in 2016.  Sample DRGs: Psychoses (average $18,000), Normal Newborn ($3700), uncomplicated vaginal delivery ($18,500), Septicemia ($98,000 with complications, $53k without), Major joint replacement (hip or knee) at $101,000, Cesarean Section ($30,000 without complications, $40,000 with). Overall inpatient charge was a whopping $71,710 per stay, or more than $13,000 per day. Births overall (all types including very ill babies) averaged $25,000 in charges, from $2100 at Banner Churchill to $67,600 at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Average emergency visit charge was $7344 statewide for over 1 million visits. Ranged from $1571 average at Mount Grant General Hospital, to $10,508 average at St. Rose Dominican – Siena Campus. Statewide average Ambulatory Surgery Center charge was $7662, but no breakout by procedure type. Standard Reports also show 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 June 2017

New Hampshire Physician Visit, Outpatient Hospital and Dental Prices – Compare (free)

Compare physician office visit prices, dental prices, hospital outpatient tests, PT visits and some surgery prices, as well as some ER prices (estimated at 2017-2018 prices plus 5% inflation) in NH. Choose procedure or test (e.g. lab, Radiology such as x-ray, MRI, CT or ultrasound). Select insurance, or uninsured to compare charges with your deductible. Tonsillectomy, colonoscopy and about 20 different surgeries are in Outpatient, which are bundled to include surgeon and anesthesia costs. Price transparency project developed by the New Hampshire Insurance dept. 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) Editor's Pick

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.

Wisconsin ER Prices (Emergency Department)

Find typical charge for common visits to WI emergency departments (ER) or hospital-based urgent care. Examples: urinary tract infection (UTI), or nausea and vomiting or teeth problems. Shows median (middle) price for ER (2018) WITHOUT the physician’s fee, and 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 $1880 (median) in the ER for urinary tract infection (UTI), but just $514 in its urgent care service. Free-standing community Urgent Care clinics are not included in these prices.   Wisconsin Hospital Association’s PricePoint makes comparing hospital prices possible. Compare hospitals downtown vs. those in the suburbs.

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