Find the average cost of an emergency room (ER / ED) visit at each Florida hospital in 2016. State average ER cost (charge) was $5518 (about $49Billion for nearly 9 million ED visits). North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville had the highest average charge in FL at a whopping $14,320 per ER visit in 2016. Only 1 hospital had an average charge of $1000 or less. Complexity and seriousness of the visit vary from hospital to hospital. Easy to use tool, but not diagnosis-specific. From FloridaHealthFinder.gov.
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.
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
Compare physician office visit prices, dental prices, hospital outpatient tests, PT visits and some surgery prices, as well as some ER prices (estimated at 2016-2017 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.
Here’s an example of Ohio hospitals (7-hospital system called OhioHealth) showing their current January 2018 prices for 100 common tests and hospital services. Selected prices are provided by each hospital. Examples 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. Price list varies by hospital. Caution: Physician professional fees may not be included (even in the Emergency Department). Check each hospital’s website separately.
Compare published prices for hospital Emergency Room visits, for all 14 hospitals in VT. Average is $328 ($228 for hospital and $101 for doctor, Level 1) to $1769 per visit ($1208 hospital, $560 doctor, Level 5), depending on level of complexity. Both facility and physician charges are shown – an amazing show of leadership in price transparency. Prices do NOT include lab tests, imaging tests or procedures during the ER visit. Prices were good from October 2017 to September 2018; they increased 3.5% on the low level 1, to 4.6% from the prior year on level 5 visits. Wide variation among hospitals. Still awaiting new prices for 2019
Find typical charge for common visits to emergency departments or hospital-based urgent care. Examples: urinary tract infection (UTI), or nausea and vomiting or teeth problems. Shows median (middle) price for ER (2017-2018) 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: Madison area (Dane County) ER cost for UTI was $2863, but much lower at $619 in urgent care settings. Free-standing community Urgent Care clinics are not included in these prices. Mercy Hospital in Janesville charged $1607 in the ER for UTI, but just under $700 median in its urgent care service. WI Hospital Association’s PricePoint makes comparing hospital prices possible. Compare hospitals downtown vs. those in the suburbs.