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Hospital Pricing

Understanding Hospital Pricing

While hospital charges can be confusing, the team at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is committed to keeping our prices among the lowest in our community. We are also committed to correct and transparent billing. If a service appears on a bill that was not provided, call patient financial services at 315.713.5118 and our team will investigate immediately.

We charge patients and insurance companies the same price for individual services. In addition to hospital charges, patients may be billed by other professionals who participated in providing care.

Claxton-Hepburn Delivers Transparency in Pricing

In compliance with state law, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center provides a price list available to each patient and community member upon request. This list contains our estimated charges for services including:

  • Ambulatory surgery and anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency department
  • Health centers
  • Inpatient room and board
  • Laboratory
  • Observation
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology

The hospital charges are the same for all patients, but a patient's responsibility may vary, depending on payment plans negotiated with individual health insurers. Uninsured or underinsured patients should consult with our financial counselor to determine whether they qualify for discounts and/or financial aid.

These prices are an estimate based on the historical data as of December 31, 2014. For specific estimates, please contact our financial counseling office at 315.713.5118 to be provided an individual cost estimate.

Please note that the pricing in this notice is an estimate only and all prices may vary based on the individual services performed and the acuity of care required.

Room & Board—Per Day Charges

Acute/swing bed

Charges may vary depending on the type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required depending on the acuity of care needed for a particular patient.

Charges*

  • Acute
    $757
  • Mental health
    $1,295
  • Swing bed
    $721

*Professional charges are billed separately and are dependent on patient acuity.

Ambulatory surgery

Ambulatory surgery charges can have many variables. All procedures are unique to patient diagnosis and condition. The following charges do not include ALL fees for drugs, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required, depending on the acuity of care needed for a particular patient.

Charges

  • Anesthesia services
    Range $400–$1,200
  • Breast health
    Range $600–$1,000
  • Colorectal services
    Range $2,500–$4,000
  • Ear, nose and throat services
    Range $1,800–$2,800
  • Electroconvulsive shock therapy
    Range $1,800–$1,200
  • Endoscopy
    Range $1,800–$5,000
  • General surgery
    Range $1,800–$5,000
  • Gynecological services
    Range $1,800–$5,000
  • Ophthalmology (BMP)
    Range $3,000–$6,000
  • Vein procedures
    Range $1,200–$3,000

Emergency department

Emergency department charges are based on the level of emergency care provided to our patients. The levels, with Level I representing basic emergency care, reflect the type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies, or additional ancillary procedures that may be required for a particular emergency treatment.

Charges

  • Level I
    $100
  • Level II
    $289
  • Level III
    $406
  • Level IV
    $691
  • Level V
    $797
  • Critical Care
    $1,182

You will receive a separate bill from the Emergency Department Physician Group–Team Health for the provision of this component of your care.

Laboratory

The following charges reflect the hospital's 12 most common laboratory procedures. Please note that oftentimes laboratory services are ordered for multiple tests per encounter. If you would like specific pricing for individual services, please contact our patient financial counselor at 315.713.5118.

Charges

  • APTT
    $23
  • Basic metabolic profile (BMP)
    $52
  • Cardiac troponin
    $164
  • CBC with auto differential
    $54
  • Complete blood count with auto differential
    $67
  • Free T4
    $89
  • Influenza
    $56
  • Lipid panel
    $123
  • Prothrombin time
    $23
  • TSH high sensitivity
    $179
  • Urine micro
    $53

Observation

Charges*

  • Observation charge per hour
    $69/hour

*Professional charges are billed separately and are dependent on patient acuity.

Physical therapy

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our physical therapy department. Patients may have additional charges depending on the services performed.

Charges

  • Aqua therapy
    $107
  • Electronic stimulation
    $81
  • Gait training
    $79
  • PT evaluation
    $197
  • Therapeutic exercise, first 15 minutes
    $88

Respiratory/pulmonary therapy

The following charges reflect the most common services offered by our cardiopulmonary department. Patients may have additional charges, depending on the services performed.

Charges

  • Cardiac event detection monitoring
    Range $200–$500
  • Echocardiogram
    Range $200–$1,400
  • Electrocardiogram
    Range $200–$300
  • Holter monitor
    Range $215–$460
  • Pulmonary function test
    Range $200–$300
  • Stress test (with or without medication)
    Range $500–$900

X-ray and radiology

The following charges reflect the hospital's most common x-ray and radiological procedures.

Charges*

  • Ankle complete
    $248
  • Bilateral mammography
    $366
  • Chest 2 view posterior/anterior & lateral
    $324
  • CT abdomen & pelvis with contrast
    $3,092
  • CT abdomen & pelvis without contrast
    $2,842
  • CT angio services
    $600–$1,000
  • CT head/brain without contrast
    $2,359
  • CT pelvis with contrast
    $1,503
  • CT thorax without contrast
    $1,425
  • Knee complete
    $325
  • MRI abdomen with contrast
    $2,594
  • MRI abdomen without contrast
    $4,603
  • MRI brain without contrast
    $2,518
  • MRI pelvis with contrast
    $2,475
  • MRI thoracic spine with contrast
    $2,858
  • PET scan
    Range $1,300–$4,300
  • Shoulder complete
    $208
  • Ultrasound abdominal complete
    $598
  • Ultrasound pelvic complete
    $455
  • Venous doppler unilateral
    $334
  • Wrist complete
    $226

*You will receive a separate bill for the radiologist provision of care for the reading of your x-ray.

Claxton-Hepburn health centers

The charges represented below indicate the basic office appointment. Charges can fluctuate based upon the care needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required.

Charges

  • New patient
    $100–$457
  • Established patient
    $72–$316
  • Specialty services
    $100–$500

CHMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

The charges represented below indicate the basic office appointment. Charges can fluctuate based upon the care needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required.

Charges

  • Counseling session
    $60
  • Psychiatry appointment
    $100–$250