Standard Hospital Charges

 

Standard Hospital Charges

Oklahoma State University Medical Center (OSUMC) is providing a list of standard hospital charges to consumers per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines.  Prospective patients may examine the Comprehensive Listing of Charges for any individual hospital charge item or view the Top 15 Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Average Charge Listing to estimate an inpatient stay.  Actual charges on a final hospital bill may vary from these estimates, based on the patient’s medical condition, unknown circumstances or complications, and final diagnosis and recommended treatment ordered by the attending physician(s).

 

How does insurance factor into the standard hospital charges?

Patients with insurance coverage should contact their health benefits administrator for the most accurate information regarding plan structure, deductibles, co-payments, and any other factors that might affect personal liability for anticipated healthcare services.

What does this charge include?

The estimates provided by OSUMC cover hospital charges only and do not include professional fees for services such as those provided by a physician, surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, anesthesiologist, nurse practitioner, or other independent practitioner.  All professional fees are billed separately.