Hospital Price Transparency

We believe consumers should understand how much they may be charged for the health care items and services we provide. Hospital price-related information may help you make better-informed decisions about your healthcare. The final cost(s) may vary due to insurance coverage and ultimately depends on the patient's unique course of care. Please call your insurance carrier directly to clarify the coverage provided by your specific policy using the phone number on the back of your insurance card.

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**Important Information About this Webpage**

The cost-estimate resources below are estimates of out-of-pocket costs for the planned hospital test(s) and or procedure(s) selected and are not a guarantee of costs or the final bill. Estimates do not reflect the final costs for services rendered. Costs vary due to complications, final diagnosis, recommended treatment by the doctor that is unknown at the time of the estimate, the terms and coverages of any applicable health benefit plan/insurance, the time at which services are rendered, location, and a variety of other factors. Costs may also vary between different hospitals within Emory Healthcare, so please make sure you are viewing the estimate for your desired hospital(s).

Charges/costs for services rendered at a hospital generally consist of at least two broad components: the charges/costs of the hospital and the charges/costs of the physicians and certain other clinical professionals. The cost estimate information provided on this webpage and in the tools (linked to below) are for hospital charges/costs only and do not include charges or costs for services provided by physicians and other clinical professionals. For example:

  • If a patient uses this webpage to estimate the cost of a particular surgery, the information shown will be the estimated charges/cost of the hospital only and does not include charges/costs of the physician surgeon, the physician anesthesiologist, or other professional services.
  • If a patient uses this webpage to estimate the cost of a particular imaging scan, like an MRI scan, the information shown will be the estimated charges/cost of the hospital only and does not include charges/costs of the physician radiologist to read/interpret the scan or other professional services.

(Please note that the above are non-exhaustive examples only.) Patients should contact the applicable office for the physician or other clinical professional for pricing information related to their charges/costs.

Please remember, the amount a patient pays is ultimately dependent upon the terms/coverages of any applicable health benefits plan/insurance. Patients should contact their health plan/insurance provider for questions regarding the terms and coverages of their health benefit plans/insurance, if any.

By using the information on this webpage and the tools (linked to below), you acknowledge and agree that the information and tools do not constitute any guarantee, promise, or agreement between you and Emory Healthcare and/or its affiliates and agree not to assert, and hereby waive, any argument or claim to the contrary.


Can I Get A Cost Estimate for Services?

Yes, we encourage patients to estimate out-of-pocket expenses in advance of planned healthcare services. Using the tools (linked below), patients can estimate hospital charges/costs for a subset of non-emergent, pre-planned services (also known as “shoppable services”). Please note that the tools are not an exhaustive list of all services provided at Emory Healthcare hospitals, but are only a subset of services offered. For information regarding services not included in the tools, please contact us using the phone numbers listed below.

An online estimator tool for consumers is in development for shoppable services provided at Emory University Hospital (inclusive of Emory Rehabilitation Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital), Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph’s, or Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

For additional information on obtaining estimates for Emory University Hospital (inclusive of Emory Rehabilitation Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital), Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph’s, or Emory Johns Creek Hospital, please call us toll-free at 855-432-3080 or 404-686-0260.

To generate your own estimate for consumer shoppable services specifically at Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital, please use the following link(s) to get started.

For information on obtaining estimates for Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, or Emory Long-Term Acute Care, please call 404-501-5519

Learn more about hospital price transparency by reading the frequently asked questions below.

 

Hospital Price Transparency - FAQ's

Yes, click the links below to learn more.

Patients with Health Insurance – If you have health insurance, the amount you will be billed and expected to pay for services depends on your coverage and the insurance company’s contract with the hospital.

Patients without Health Insurance – If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for reduced costs under Emory Healthcare’s financial assistance policy, or you may be eligible for Medicaid coverage.

CMS has defined consumer shoppable services as services that can be planned for and scheduled in advance. The estimate tools above are for a select number of consumer shoppable services, but the services available are not an exhaustive list. Estimates are impossible to provide in emergencies because it is hard to predict at the onset of an emergency the exact course of care that a patient will need.

The estimate tools above are only for the hospital services and generally do not include services provided by the doctor (or doctors) who treat you while you are at the hospital. You may receive separate bills from the hospital and the team of doctors involved in your care.

A chargemaster is a full list of standard gross charges for each inpatient and outpatient service or item provided by a hospital – each test, exam, surgical procedure, room charge, etc. Given the many services provided by hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a chargemaster contains thousands of services and their related gross charges. Chargemaster amounts are rarely billed to a patient or received as payment by a hospital. The chargemaster amounts are billed to an insurance company, Medicare, or Medicaid. Those insurers then apply their contracted rates to the billed services. In situations where a patient does not have insurance, Emory Healthcare has financial assistance policies that may apply discounts to the amounts charged for those that qualify under the policies.

The listing of standard gross charges in the chargemaster is the same for all patients. However, the total costs for an individual patient may vary from one patient to another for several reasons, including but not limited to:

  • How long it takes to perform the service or how long it takes you to recover in the hospital.
  • The setting and location of the service or procedure.
  • Whether the service or procedure you receive is more or less complicated than expected.
  • Whether you experience complications and need additional treatment.
  • Other health conditions you may have that may affect your care.

 

Chargemaster information is generally not helpful for patients to estimate what health care services are going to cost them out of their own pockets. The charge listed in the chargemaster is generally not the amount a patient will pay. If you have health insurance, the amount you will be billed and expected to pay for your services depends on your specific health insurance coverage and your insurance company’s contract with the hospital. If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for reduced costs under Emory Healthcare’s financial assistance policy, or you may be eligible for Medicaid coverage, if you meet certain criteria.

The hospital’s chargemaster does not include charges for services provided by the doctor (or doctors) who treat you while you are at the hospital. You may receive separate bills from the hospital and the team of doctors involved in your care.

Not necessarily. Prices often vary from one facility to another for a number of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • The place of service (inpatient, outpatient, observation) and hospital location
  • The insurance provider, type of plan/network, and benefit coverage conditions
  • How long it takes to perform the service or how long it takes you to recover in the hospital
  • Whether patients are receiving multiple services at once
  • Whether the service or procedure you receive is more or less complex than expected
  • Whether you experience complications and need additional treatment
  • Other health conditions you may have that may affect your care

45 CFR §180.50 Disclosures

The following information is posted in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulation found at 45 C.F.R. § 180.50. This information is based on reasonable and good faith interpretations of the regulation. Because this information is specific to this regulation, documents may not be directly comparable to information from other public or private reports, databases or documents. Pursuant to the federal regulation, this information will be updated at least annually. The following information does not represent the amounts most patients pay. For estimates of the cost of services as applicable to you, please call us using the phone numbers provided above on this webpage.

Standard charge information applicable to Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Decatur Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehab, Emory Hillandale Hospital, and Emory Long Term Acute.

Standard charge information applicable to Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital Imaging at Forsyth.

Standard charge information applicable to Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Standard charge information applicable to Emory University Hospital, Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital, Emory Rehabilitation Hospital, Budd Terrace at Wesley Woods, Emory Imaging at Executive Park 59, Emory Imaging at Executive Park 12, and Emory Sports Imaging.  

Standard charge information applicable to Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Imaging Center at Buford, Emory Imaging Center at McDonough, Emory Smyrna Radiology, and Emory Imaging at Southern Heart.

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