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Florida ER Visit Charges, 2019

Florida ER visit charges for each hospital in 2019. Find the average cost of an emergency room (ER / ED) visit at each Florida hospital in 2019. State average ER visit cost (charge) was $7,321 (about $68 Billion for over 9.2 million ED visits). Average cost was up about 10.8% from 2018. HCA Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte had the highest average charge in FL again in 2019, at a whopping $17,330 per ER visit in 2019. Their average price went up 12.6%. Three additional hospitals had average charges over $16,000: HCA Mercy Hospital a campus of Plantation General Hospital, HCA North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, and HCA Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point – the same as in 2018. All of the most expensive (average charges) for ED visits are for-profit hospitals. Only 4 hospitals in Florida had an average charge of $1,500 or less. The least cost was Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison, with an average ER visit cost of just under $1,200.  Number of ER patient visits are shown here. The highest volume Emergency Department was Lakeland Regional Medical Center, with 172,000 visits. Its average price was $7,815.  They are not-for-profit. 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  Check our listing for Hospital Compare to see each hospital’s most recent star ratings and performance on emergency care. The site defaults to 2018 costs, so make sure you check the 2019 box to see the latest. No updates as of March 2023 for 2020, 2021 or 2022 costs of an ER visit. Medical price inflation has gone up about 10.4% since 2019.

Maine – Average Cost for Hospital and Doctor Visits (2020-2021) Editor's Pick

Find the average cost for both hospital and doctor visits in Maine in 2020 to 2021. These “costs” may be less than charges or prices, since they are what 35 commercial payers actually paid for the service in the 12 months ending March 31, 2021. Compare costs at different clinics and hospitals. Average cost for an ER visit in Maine was $604 for a moderate severity emergency department visit (before adding lab, imaging and other tests). A high severity visit (code 99284) to the ED cost $1,029 before other test costs were added in. Average vaginal delivery costs (median payment) was $16,451 for Childbirth delivery and 60 days of related care. This was up 15% from the prior year. (Does include physician care, but probably not newborn charges). An uncomplicated C-Section averaged $24,257, up 8%. Find costs for other surgeries by hospital, such as hip or knee joint replacement, arthroscopy, colonoscopy, hernia repair, tonsillectomy and gall bladder surgery. Find many median (middle) payments here physician office visits ($116 average cost for 15-minute appt for an established patient 99213), CT, MRI, x-ray, lab tests and more. A one hour crisis psychotherapy visit averaged $218. An ongoing 60 minute psychotherapy visit (90837) cost $100 on average. Uses CPT codes. All “average cost” figures are actually median payment. Almost 8 million claims were analyzed. However, no Medicare or Medicaid claims were included. More surgery costs were added this past year, so we are giving this the Editor’s Pick award. From Maine Health Data Organization in State of Maine

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 2021 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 2021 (the most common, moderate severity & moderately complex case) was $1,746. This was 7.6% higher than last year. The second most common ER visit was Level 4 (high severity), had an average cost of $4,435, up almost 7% from 2020. The highest possible Level 5 visit cost $7,748 on average, up 9% from 2020. Just 11% of ER patients were classified as Level 1 or 2; the median prices for these low level visits were $541 and $880 respectively. Average prices shown for 2021. 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., 30% or 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 2022 Average Charges Editor's Pick

Find average hospital, ER, and ambulatory surgery charges in Nevada for 2022. Each hospital is listed by name. Nevada Compare Care shows average hospital charges (prices) for every NV inpatient DRG (Diagnosis Related Group), and overall average ER or ambulatory surgery charge. Overall Nevada 3rd quarter 2022 inpatient charge was a whopping $114,693 per stay, or $20,747 per day. Sample DRGs: Psychoses (average $24,696), Normal Newborn ($6,593), uncomplicated vaginal delivery ($32,945), Septicemia ($175,082 for DRG 871), Major hip or knee replacement ($163,524), Cesarean Section ($53,581 without complications).

The number of ER visits in Nevada during full year 2021 was almost 1 million. Average 3rd quarter 2022 NV emergency room visit charge was $11,214 statewide. Average ER charges ranged from $2,302 average at Banner Churchill Hospital, to $17,936 average at St. Rose Dominican Siena hospital. Statewide average Ambulatory Surgery Center charge was $8,666. No breakout by procedure type is shown. Endoscopy Center average charges are included. Outpatient surgery at a hospital averaged $55,801 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 November 2022.

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

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 2021-2022 prices plus 5% price inflation. Statewide cost estimate is also shown. (Example is $286 average cost for an office visit 99214. But for the uninsured, costs after discounts in a few towns could be below $100.) Choose Medical or Dental. The average dental cleaning for an adult cost $122. The average cost for a comprehensive dental exam in New Hampshire is estimated at $120. 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. It is more current than most, and has earned Editor’s Pick.

Vermont – Compare Hospital ER Prices (2022) 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 from Oct. 1 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022 is $433 for Level 1 minor problem, before adding tests or procedures. The price has risen an average of 9% per year since 2019. Very few visits are this “simple”. Level 2 low severity ER visit average price was $591 before adding test costs. Level 3 moderate severity and complexity ER visit (the most common in the US) average price is $990 for hospital and physician charges, excluding tests and medications etc. Both Level 2 and Level 3 average prices for an ER visit rose about 6% per year over the past 3 years. Level 4 average price is $1,490.  Top base price for a Level 5 visit was $2,097 per visit ($1,546 hospital, $551 doctor fee). Level 4 and Level 5 Emergency Department visits have risen about 5% per year, over the past 3 years in Vermont.

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 $1,441; the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Level 5 ER charge is over $3,000. Prices do NOT include lab tests, imaging tests or procedures during the ER visit. Prices are good from October 2021 through September 30, 2022. Table 3D published in 2022. Editor’s Pick because VT got this report out while the published prices were still in effect – if even for only a few months.

Wisconsin ER Hospital Prices (Emergency Department)

Find 2022 ER visit prices to WI hospital emergency departments (ER). Shows median (middle) price for ER (2022) WITHOUT the physician’s fee. It also shows how many cases the hospital treated. Must know how complex the visit is, or use the CPT code. The most common is “high level” of medical decision-making (CPT 99285). Statewide, hospitals charged $2,150 (median charge during 2022) for ER visit 99285. While the tool is slow and cumbersome, Wisconsin Hospital Association’s PricePoint makes comparing hospital prices possible. This site is one of the more up to date sites for healthcare price transparency. Compare hospitals downtown vs. those in the suburbs. Updated 2023. Urgent care prices do not appear to be included any longer, nor are 50 services within Emergency Department visits. Sample median cost for two levels of ER visits:

Hospital median ER visit Facility charge in 2022 CPT Code 99285 (High)

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CPT Code 99284 (Moderate)

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Statewide median hospital ER visit charge $ 2,150 (93,967 visits statewide)
$ 1,486 (30,593 visits statewide)
Aurora St. Luke’s (Milwaukee) 3,050 1,990
Froedert (Milwaukee) 3,100 2,050
Children’s Hospital (Milwaukee) 1,443 (median age 3) 1,098 (median age 5)
Unity Point Meriter (Madison) 3,283 2,286
UW (Madison) 3,036 1,971
St. Mary’s (Madison) 2,457 1,602


Nevada Hospital Emergency Room Prices – Compare (free)

Compare Nevada hospital ER visit prices (2021) 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 $7,141 in NV. (Note, the median charge went up 20% per year since 2014, for migraines treated in the ER.) Consumers should also note that physician fees are extra, and NOT shown in the website prices. They may also need to add inflation factors. Prices are disease-specific. Nevada PricePoint through NV Hospital Association.

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