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Hospital Pricing Information

New guidelines established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services require hospitals to place a list of their standard charges on their website. This includes the hospital’s standard charges for each diagnosis-related group (DRG). A DRG provides a way to categorize the type of patients a hospital treats and covers all charges associated with an inpatient stay from admission to discharge.

We understand that the costs of care can be confusing. A comprehensive list, generally referred to as the hospital’s “chargemaster,” includes the standard charges established by the hospital for individual services and supplies provided, and may be accessed below. The hospital’s average charges for each DRG also may be accessed below. The payment amounts that hospitals receive for patient care do not necessarily reflect the prices on either the chargemaster or the hospital’s average DRG charge.

For Insured Patients:

When reviewing charges, it is important to note that actual payment rates for hospital care provided to insured patients are:
  • Negotiated with health plans
  • Set by the federal government for Medicare
  • Set by state governments for Medicaid
If you have private insurance and are interested in understanding what your “out-of-pocket” costs may be for the care you receive at our hospital, your health care insurance company will be in the best position to help you understand these costs, and we encourage you to contact them.

For Uninsured Patients:

Uninsured patients are not generally expected to pay the hospital’s standard charges, and may be eligible for financial assistance through the hospital’s Compact with Uninsured Patients. At our hospital, all patients will be treated fairly and with respect during and after their treatment, and regardless of their ability to pay for the services they receive. Patients without insurance will be offered reasonable payments and payment schedules and, subject to their acceptance of the offer, will be billed at discounted local market rates. Whenever possible, this will occur before the patients leave the hospital, as part of the financial counseling process.

If you have Medicare or Medicaid, or do not have medical insurance, you may contact our hospital’s patient financial services department for estimates or additional information.

Cost Estimate & Payment Plans

Please call one of our financial counselors at (833) 850-5052 to receive a personalized quote and information about our payment plan options. Also see links to Additional Information below the chart.

COVID-19 Test Pricing

The cash rate for COVID-19 laboratory testing is $51.31.

Please see below to access the hospital chargemasters and average charges for each DRG.

Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville DRG 2019

by Ryan Rogers on Jan 16, 2020, 14:04 PM

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