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.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

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Regional Medical Center Charge File

Pricing Estimator Tool

**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. 

Hospital Price Transparency – FAQ’s

What is a Chargemaster?

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.

Are Gross Charges the Same for Every Patient?

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.

Is the Charge the Same As What A Patient Pays?

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.

What Is Not Included in the Chargemaster List?

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.