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American Hospital Directory – Outpatient Charges and Volumes ( Editor's Pick

The American Hospital Directory at shows average charge and average cost for many hospital outpatient services. Most recent period shows 2021 costs. Charges and average costs for the 20 outpatient Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) that made up the highest Medicare outpatient payment to each hospital. Critical access hospitals are excluded. List varies by hospital. Top 20 procedures may include volume (number of claims) and cost for colonoscopy, laparoscopy, CT, MRI, clinic and emergency (ED or ER) visits, x-ray tests, upper GI, lower GI endoscopy, arthroscopy, cataract with lens, angiography, echocardiography, hernia repair, infusion therapy, nerve injection, observation services, outpatient cardiac catheterization, ultrasound. Scroll to bottom of the hospital page to find Outpatient Utilization Statistics. Some rural critical access hospitals may not show any outpatient test and visit prices. Also shown: inpatient market share by local zip code; net income. Link is to the Free Hospital Information

Arkansas Hospital Volumes, Prices, Quality Ratings – by name of hospital

Arkansas hospital volumes, prices, quality ratings and patient satisfaction are listed by name of hospital. Find average charges (a proxy for average costs) for 40 common hospitalizations at specific AR hospitals by Clicking on INPATIENT PRICING after you’ve selected your hospital. Price List varies by hospital, but may include maternity and childbirth, stroke, chest pain, stomach disorders, back pain, nutritional problems (diabetes), blood infection (septicemia), rehabilitation, heart attack, cardiac cath, drug coated stent, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, urinary infection, COPD, pneumonia, total hip or knee replacement surgery, hysterectomy, psychiatric care, ventilator support and more. Volumes are listed under the hospital’s Profile. To find quality scores on emergency department, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, COPD, stroke, delivery or surgical infections, and patient opinions, click on QUALITY at each hospital’s page. Hospital Consumer Assist is provided by the Arkansas Hospital Association. Prices from 2017; Quality and Patient Satisfaction scores reflect 2018 ratings. Information is outdated. No updates were made during 2020, 2021, or 2022. Medical inflation has been at least 15% since 2017.

Connecticut – Hospital Volume and Profitability

Look up the volume and profitability of Connecticut hospitals. CT state Office of Health Strategy (OHS) provides a long report of key financial statistics for each hospital in the state, including number of discharges, patient days, revenues, and operating margin, for the most recent fiscal years. Click on Financial Stability Reports  or Statewide Hospital Margin Data. Average statewide operating margin was 2.26% in last fiscal year 2021 reported, during the second year of the pandemic. Total margin averaged 9.18% after counting investment income. Updated for FY 2021, published June 2022.

Maryland Hospital Prices, 2021 Editor's Pick

Compare hospital prices in Maryland for 2021. Volume (number of cases) and average charges (prices) at each Maryland hospital (by name) and statewide are available for more than 300 of the most common inpatient diagnoses. Includes newborns (average cost $2,371), childbirth vaginal delivery ($9,625), c-section (avg. $12,203), septicemia, heart failure, COPD, pneumonia, hip replacement ($32,015), knee joint replacement (average cost $33,602), cardiac arrhythmia, major depression ($14,207), bipolar admissions ($13,804 state average), schizophrenia ($18,932), cellulitis ($11,748), stroke, urinary tract infections ($11,438) and rehabilitation ($30,455). Data from first half of 2021. Hospital prices for the same procedure can vary widely. For example, inpatient hip replacement cost $35,199 on average at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which had the largest program and an average length of stay of 4.3 days. Sinai Hospital, on the other hand had an average price over $52,000, which was the highest of any hospital that did at least 80 hip cases in six months. Sinai’s length of stay was 6.7 days. Mercy Medical Center had one of the shortest average stays – 1.8 days, and an average charge under $22,000. Easy to use website; easy to sort columns. Consumers can also view the average cost for commercial insurance patients compared to Medicare or Medicaid, for example. By MD Health Care Commission MHCC 2022.

Minnesota – Hospital Financial Margins, 2020

Minnesota Hospital 2020 financial margins and performance reports. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the last set of reports “Institution and Hospital Margin Data”, which show Operating Margin and Total profit margin. Volume data, Bottom Line reports and Uncompensated Care also on this page. Total Admissions and Imaging test volume are shown if you want to compare Market Share. Must have Excel to read the reports. Updated October 2022. Released by MN Dept. of Health

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 more than one 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).

Nevada PricePoint Hospital Inpatient Charges for 2021

Nevada PricePoint Hospital Inpatient Charges for 2021. Find average cost and typical prices for many types of inpatient hospitalizations in NV. Examples: childbirth prices, COPD, heart surgery, pacemaker, stents, hip & knee surgery, digestive problems, psychiatric hospitalization, rehab. Volume and average length of stay in the hospital also given. A normal newborn charge in 2021 averaged $4,830. Most diagnosis types have 2021 prices, but maternity stays were not populated. (Average price for vaginal delivery without complications in Nevada in 2018 [mom only] was a whopping $22,150, 1.9 days average length of stay. The median charge was about the same, for a cost of nearly $12,000 per day. Average c-section 2018 price was $37,000, without complications.) Physician fees are extra and not shown. A psychiatric stay for depression had an average charge of nearly $21,000, average 5.2 days in hospital. (The median charge was $12,600.) Average hip or knee joint replacement had an average cost of $152,973 in Nevada in 2021, with a 2.1 day stay. Get one hospital/one disease or condition at a time, then select other hospitals to compare. Calendar year 2021 charges shown. Sponsored by the Nevada Hospital Association.

New Jersey – Open Heart Surgery Volume by Hospital Name 2020

Two-page Cardiac Data Registry table shows the number of open heart surgeries at each New Jersey hospital in 2020 and 2021. Scroll to Data Charts. Open heart surgery, diagnostic cardiac catheterization cases, PCI, total volume was almost 85,000 cases at 53 hospitals in 2020. This was down 22% from 2019, likely due to the pandemic. Morristown Memorial Hospital had the largest number of cardiac cases (over 8,000) in the state in 2020. Updated quarterly in 2022 by NJ Dept. of Health.

Oregon Hospital Infection Ratings

Compare Oregon hospital infection ratings. Two reports are available: staff influenza vaccination rates for the 2018-2019 flu season; and a report on healthcare-acquired infection rates in 2017. The staff vaccination rates are shown for each hospital, ambulatory surgery center, skilled nursing facility and dialysis center. Many facilities did not yet meet the 90% goal; report was published in February 2020. No updates available for 2020, 2021 or 2022, as of April 2022. The healthcare-acquired infection reports (published in 2018) show central line infections (CLABSI), surgical site infections for cardiac bypass (CABG), colon, abdominal hysterectomy, hip prosthesis, knee (replacement) prosthesis, and laminectomy. Reports by OR Health and Human Services (

Pennsylvania Hospital Utilization Report by County, 2021

Pennsylvania Hospital Utilization Report by County, through at least 4th quarter, 2021. Quarterly Inpatient Market share for PA hospitals (number of cases and percent of charges or patient days) is shown in the Utilization Reports by county. Overall statewide market share by hospital is also shown. Reports by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

South Dakota Hospital Prices – by name of hospital, 2021 costs

Find South Dakota hospital prices (2021 costs), by name of hospital. SD PricePoint shows average inpatient charges and typical (median) prices for 2021 at South Dakota hospitals. View one hospital at a time, or compare to hospitals for the same type of hospitalization. Select additional cities to add comparisons. Average hospital prices across the state are also listed. As an example, the average 2021 price for a vaginal delivery with no other procedures was $11,316 in SD hospitals; average healthy newborn stay was $4,638. Costs exclude doctor fees. All common hospitalizations shown, such as births and maternity delivery, knee replacement (average price about $44,512 minor severity), heart failure, pneumonia, bowel procedures, COPD, angioplasty, inpatient laparoscopic gallbladder removal (average price $52,222 for moderate severity) and much more. Site shows number of cases and length of stay also. Site by SDAHO (South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, the state’s hospital association. Formerly affiliated with PricePoint. Updated in 2022.

Utah Hospital Charges, Market Share and Case Mix, 2021

This file on Utah hospital charges, number of cases and severity mix is for administrators and financial analysts who are interested in UT hospital market share or average cost. Each hospital lists number of cases by APR-DRG, CMS DRG or MDC, total charges and length of stay, for 2021. Title: 2021 report, Utah Hospital Utilization and Charges. Format is Excel file only; difficult for average consumers to find useful. Enable editing lets you open up the + sign to see the details. Must do your own calculations of average charge, or market share. Number of cases by hospital and county can be found under the second tab. Online file by UT Office of Health Care Statistics, UT Department of Health. Updated 2022.

Vermont – Inpatient Hospital Market Share – Counts and Average Price

Which hospitals have the largest inpatient market share (counts) in Vermont for each major service line? The State of Vermont (Act 53 Hospital report cards) list volume of inpatient hospital admissions for each VT hospital, along with the statewide average price (charge) for the top 20 types of admission (by MS-DRG). Click on Pricing for Hospital Services. See Table 1B – Counts. 2020 report cards show counts to calculate market share for year ending Sept. 30, 2020. Updated June 2022.

Vermont – Outpatient Surgery counts and average price statewide

Find out how many outpatient surgeries (selected types) were done at each Vermont hospital, and the average price statewide. Shows counts (volume, to calculate market share) and average gross charge for period of Oct 2019 to Sept. 2020. Average cost does not include physician charges. Volumes include arthrocentesis, cataract surgery, endoscopy, cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery), colonoscopy, ear tubes (myringotomy), tonsillectomy, bunionectomy, circumcision, breast biopsy, outpatient vascular catheterization, hernia repair and more. Part of the VT State Act 53 Hospital Community Report series, Table 2B published in June 2022.

Virginia Hospital Outpatient Charges, Case Numbers, Patient Satisfaction

Compare hospital outpatient charges (prices) in Virginia. Consumers can view median charge (proxy for average cost) in 2019 for selected outpatient surgery by hospital, ambulatory surgery center and for the state. Includes breast surgery, hernia repair, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy, fibroid removal, laparoscopy, gallbladder, hysterectomy, other gyne surgery, liposuction, eye-lifts or eyelid surgery, and more. Surgeries also show case numbers or volume. Each hospital report shows inpatient cases by service line, financial performance & efficiency; patient satisfaction. Must click on additional tabs to see more information. See detail and read carefully. Prepared by Virginia Health Information (VHI) using 2019 price data, service volume and financial results for 2020, and hospital patient satisfaction for 2020-2021. The prices are old; consumers can add medical inflation factor of 8.2% to guess 2022 prices. It’s nice that ambulatory surgery centers are included for many comparisons, but the average prices need to be more current. Updated 2022.

West Virginia Hospitals, Inpatient Market Share 2020

West Virginia Hospital reports show inpatient market share for 2021. Find WV hospital volumes, and market share for discharges by county. Inpatient and cardiac cath reports are ready-made statewide. All payer data. From WV Healthcare Authority, 2021 reports published April 2022.

Wisconsin Hospital Volumes & Average Charges 2021

Find average facility charges and volumes for each Wisconsin hospital in 2021. Charges exclude physician and surgeon fees. Two-page summary for each WI hospital’s number of births, and other types of inpatient stays: Cesarean delivery, vaginal delivery, normal newborns, Stroke, Respiratory Infections, Heart Failure, Diabetes, Urinary Tract Infection, Septicemia, Psychoses, Alcohol Abuse or Dependence, PCI with heart attack, and others. Knee and hip replacements were not included in individual hospital reports. Reports also show average length of stay and statewide average charges for the year 2021. Overall, Wisconsin hospitalizations went up 2.1% in 2021. Prices also went up. For general medical surgical hospitals, the average charge per day was nearly $10,000, for a total charge per stay of $46,701. Average length of stay went up to 4.7 days. For a psychiatric hospital, the average charge per day was $2,774 for a total average charge over $17,000; average length of stay in a psych hospital was 6.2 days. Health Care Data Report 2021 was released by WHA Information Center in 2022.

Indiana Hospital & Ambulatory Surgery Center Medical Errors 2018

Find medical errors for Indiana hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in 2018. The Indiana Medical Error Reporting System (MERS) final report summarizes 134 reportable events in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in 2018. Eight (8) of 134 events occurred at ambulatory surgery centers. Adverse Events such as leaving a foreign object inside a patient after surgery, operating on the wrong body part, (remarkably, these avoidable surgical errors still happen) or Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers (bedsores) acquired after admission, are based on NQF’s list of 28 serious, largely preventable adverse events. List of events by facility name is a separate 285-page pdf file called Data Tables. IU Health and St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Methodist in Gary, Reid in Richmond, and St. Joseph in Ft. Wayne, IN had the greatest number of adverse reportable events in 2018. Market share data included. Published by IN State Dept. of Health (ISDH, December 2019. No updates available as of July 8, 2022.

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Wisconsin CheckPoint – Hospital Ratings and Patient Opinions Editor's Pick

Wisconsin CheckPoint helps you compare hospital quality performance and patient opinion ratings for 127 hospitals in WI. Topics: Birth and C-Section delivery, infections, readmissions; deaths (mortality) data, patient satisfaction, patient safety. Many conditions are rated, such as heart attack, heart failure, CABG and PTCA; pneumonia, surgical post-op infections, hip and knee surgery, vascular, colon surgery and hysterectomy; COPD, pneumonia; patient safety problems such as falls and pressure ulcers.

Also see how many patients would definitely recommend the hospital. (Ratings are listed under Patient Experience.) Compare hospitals on how many patients “understood their care when they left hospital”. Statewide, only 56% said they understood their care during 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2021, down 2 points from 2019. Eighteen (18) hospitals had fewer than half their patients understanding their care when they left the hospital: Marshfield Medical Center (hospitals in Marshfield, Neillsville, Beaver Dam, Rice Lake and Weston); Beloit Health System, Ascension hospitals (St. Francis and Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, All Saints Racine, Ozaukee, Mequon), Reedsburg Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Oakridge in Osseo, HSHS St. Nicholas in Sheboygan, Aspirus hospitals (Medford Portage and Rhinelander), Froedert in Kenosha and ThedaCare in New London. Statewide, 29 hospitals significantly under-performed (one-star) on this measure compared to the state average.

Congratulations goes to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, for achieving 100% healthcare staff influenza vaccination during the 2021-2022 season. At the other end of the spectrum, Hudson Hospital & Clinic came in at an abysmal and embarrassing 41% staff vaccination rate. Ten other hospitals may have been in that low range also, since they chose not to publicly report.

Rankings are shown by stars (one, two, or 3 stars), and consumers can switch to numbers by clicking ‘Show Rates”. Many individual measures reflect 2021-2022 scores. Long-term trends lines are shown for each hospital, measure by measure, and the number of cases for that illness or surgery. Wisconsin Hospital Association makes quarterly updates. WHA receives Editor’s Pick for going beyond CMS measures, for showing all hospitals side-by-side, consumer ease in getting a free overall quality report for one hospital, staying current, and showing comparisons to the benchmark best in the state. Updated 2022.

Wisconsin Hospitals PricePoint (Average Inpatient Prices)

Wisconsin PricePoint tool shows average hospital price, median charge and length of stay for common inpatient services. Full year 2021 prices are shown. Hospitalizations include maternity and newborn births, hip or knee replacement surgery, gallbladder removal, heart surgery, angioplasty, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), valves, cardiac cath, pacemaker, pneumonia, bipolar and other mental health, stroke, back care, asthma, COPD, rehab; kidney, heart, lung or other transplant; hysterectomy, prostate surgery, bowel surgery & more. Dates are not shown on the consumer version of the PricePoint tool. (See dates by going through the professional tool, from the Home page.)  Also shows inpatient volumes if you click on more detail. Median price for a uncomplicated vaginal delivery in 2021, with normal newborn care was just over $16,000 total (about $12,000 for mom and $4,000 for baby). From WHA Information Center, part of the Wisconsin Hospital Association WHA Information Center. Updated Apr. 2022.

Surgeon and other physician fees NOT included. Wisc. Hospital Assn. created the PricePoint System now used in other states. This version of Pricepoint has been modified to be payer-specific, so consumers can get a better idea of average cost. Gross charges (sticker price) should be the same for all patients who have identical care. Must watch a video before proceeding to see the prices; you may also need specific medical information about the procedure in order to select the price you are interested in.

Wisconsin PricePoint – Outpatient & Ambulatory Surgery Cost

Find average cost for outpatient and ambulatory surgery in 2021, from Wisconsin PricePoint. Compare outpatient and ambulatory surgery volume and charges for colonoscopy, cataracts, eardrum surgery, shoulder or knee surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, removal of tonsils & adenoids, appendectomy, breast biopsy, endoscopy, gallbladder (cholecystectomy), upper GI, heart catheterization and more. Compare hospitals and surgical centers. Typical (median) price in county and statewide Wisconsin median prices shown, but no dates are provided on the consumer site. Must use the healthcare professionals site to see the dates and the number of procedures done at each hospital; 2021 prices are shown. Prices exclude surgeon and other doctors’ fees which may double the numbers you see here

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