Christiana Care Health System is rated among the best hospitals in the nation for health care quality and safety. We also are committed to delivering outstanding value in health care, as we work to ensure that our high-quality care is delivered at an affordable cost.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid requires that all hospitals publish their chargemaster, which is the comprehensive list of charges for services and items. Christiana Care provides additional information below to assist you in understanding the complexities of hospital billing and how to read our chargemaster. We believe it is important for our patients to receive the information necessary to make informed decisions regarding their care.

Your bill will be specific to the services provided for your care. However, to provide some realistic examples of total charges, we provide below the average total charges for some common surgeries or illnesses.

The published information is strictly related to the amount charged for a service. Hospitals are paid based on contracted rates for the services they provide. The charge amounts will not reflect the amount paid by your insurance or the amount due from you. Your coverage, co-payments and deductibles are specific to your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance company for assistance in understanding your actual out-of-pocket costs and coverage limitations.

Our Customer Service Department is happy to provide additional information on a case-by-case basis. Our team is standing by to answer your questions and provide quotes; please call us at 302-623-7440.

For more information, please refer to ourFrequently Asked Questions.


Overnight Room Rates

If you are admitted to the hospital as an INPATIENT, you will be charged an overnight accommodation rate for each night you are in the hospital.  Here are the current overnight room rates:

Service Description Price per Night

Overnight Observation

$1565.00

Semi- Private

$1565.00

Private

$1565.00

Psych

$1565.00

Rehab

$1565.00

Stepdown

$1565.00

Intensive Care

$4085.00

Newborn

$1060.00

Neonatal ICU

$3450.00

Some patients are admitted to an OBSERVATION status with an expectation they may stay overnight.   When your physician and/or your insurance company order and approve your overnight stay as an outpatient or observation stay, your insurance company will process your claim based on your outpatient benefits even though you stayed overnight.

These are only the room charges associated with an overnight stay.  If you wish to receive an estimate for your entire service based upon an average charge per procedure (diagnostic testing, operating room costs, etc…) please refer to “Inpatient Admissions” or “Outpatient Surgeries”.


Emergency Room Visit Rates

ED SERVICES LEVEL 1
99281
$250.00
ED SERVICES LEVEL 2
99282
$434.00
ED SERVICES LEVEL 3
99283
$724.00
ED SERVICES LEVEL 4
99284
$1,228.00
ED SERVICES LEVEL 5
99285
$1,799.00
ED SERVICES LEVEL 6/CRIT CARE
99291
$2,562.00

The level assigned to your emergency room visit is based on the guidelines issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians. Christiana Care’s Emergency Department will charge our patients for the Hospital component of the visit while the emergency room physicians will separately bill our patients for the Physician component of the visit. The visit charge noted above is for the Hospital charge. The professional services will be provided by the Doctors for Emergency Services who will separately bill for their professional service. Any specialty physician that is consulted to assist in your care will also bill separately for their services.

This is only the visit charge. Although many patients receive bills with just this single visit charge, there are instances where diagnostic testing, procedures, and pharmaceutical charges will also apply. These are separately charged. You may find the charge associated with these other services by clicking on the appropriate section below or going to the complete chargemaster list.


Trauma Services

If you are injured and trauma services are requested by Emergency Medical Services or First Responders, a separate charge for our Trauma Services will be charged.  This fee is in addition to the Emergency Room visit charge.

Trauma Level

Price

Trauma Level 1

$5668.50

Trauma Level 3

$2418.50


The Pathologist is responsible for interpreting the results of the test and providing a written report to your ordering physician. Some lab tests will have a separate physician charge billed by a Pathologist.


Top Outpatient Radiology Tests

Please note that most radiology services have both a professional and a facility charge associated with them.   Christiana Care bills for both the facility and the physician so the “Charge Type” column identifies the facility charge as “Hospital” and the physician charge as “Physician” for both the test and the interpretation/report.  We have provided some of our most common radiology services here, for a more comprehensive list of radiology services go to the all-inclusive chargemaster.


Top Outpatient Cardiology Tests for Non-Hospital Locations

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSESOPHAGEAL,2D,W PROBE & IMAGE,WO CONTRAST GLB
93312
$1,709.00
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSESOPHAGEAL,2D,W PROBE & IMAGE,WO CONTRAST PF
93312
$792.00
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSTHORACIC,2D,W STRESS TEST,W EKG GLB
93351
$2,703.00
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSTHORACIC,2D,W STRESS TEST,W EKG PF
93351
$660.50
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSTHORACIC,2D,COMPLETE,W DOPPLER,W COLOR FLOW,WO CONTRAST GLB
93306
$2,660.50
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY,TRANSTHORACIC,2D,COMPLETE,W DOPPLER,W COLOR FLOW,WO CONTRAST PF
93306
$1,366.00
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM,ROUTINE ECG,TRACING ONLY
93005
$107.00
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM,ROUTINE ECG,INTERPRETATION AND REPORT ONLY PF
93010
$66.00

Surgical Services

Surgical procedure charging (both inpatient and outpatient) is based upon the amount of time that specific services are needed,  for example time in the operating room, anesthesia services, recovery services, etc.  The anesthesiologists, surgeon, pathologist, and other physicians providing your care may not be Christiana Care employees. Physician services will be billed separately.  Supplies, medications, and other ancillary services are specific to your needs.  Please call our Customer Service department for assistance with the charges for a specific procedure if the following pages for Inpatient Admissions or Outpatient Surgeries do not meet your needs.


Top Outpatient Surgeries

The information provided in this section is the average charge amount for our top surgical procedures. As noted previously, the professional services for NPs, PAs, or physicians will not be included in our pricing.  The totals published are a combination of all services provided to a patient with the identified procedure and averaged to a per case amount.  Your services will be based upon your specific needs and could be higher or lower than our published average.  Below are examples of the information that can be obtained from Outpatient Surgeries.

Partial mastectomy
19301
$11,412.67
Neck spine fuse&remov bel c2
22551
$33,023.83
Low back disk surgery
63030
$11,398.37

Please remember that the information provided is just an estimate, your charges may be higher or lower based upon your individual needs.


Top Inpatient Admissions

Many inpatient services are paid by your insurance based upon a DRG basis. A DRG, or diagnostic related grouping, is how Medicare and some health insurance companies categorize hospitalization costs and determine how much to pay for a patient's hospital stay. The DRG is calculated from a combination of diagnoses and procedures that are specific to you during your hospital stay. The information available in the link is the average charge amounts for services based upon common grouping related to a specific illness. This can provide you with an estimate of what an inpatient hospital stay could cost. Below are examples; please refer to “Inpatient Admissions” for a more extensive list.

VAGINAL DELIVERY W/O COMPLICATING DIAGNOSES
$9,828.19
NORMAL NEWBORN
$4,709.47
MAJOR JOINT REPLACEMENT OR REATTACHMENT OF LOWER EXTREMITY W/O MCC
$31,256.84
NEONATE W OTHER SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS
$6,960.05
CESAREAN SECTION W/O CC/MCC
$17,785.65
HEART FAILURE & SHOCK W MCC
$28,956.39
PSYCHOSES
$17,509.66
CESAREAN SECTION W CC/MCC
$23,487.36

Please remember that the information provided is just an estimate; your charges may be higher or lower based upon your individual needs.


Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis services are provided as ordered by your physician.  The charges below are strictly for the daily treatment.  Medications, supplies, and other services are not included in the charge.  Your physician will order medications that are specific to your needs during the treatment session.  Per billing guidelines, dialysis claims are submitted on a monthly basis.  Please review approved facilities with your insurance company to be sure you can receive your treatment at a Christiana Care facility.  Your insurance may require an authorization or prior approval for the treatment.

 

Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

$1163.00

Ultradiffusion

$1792.50

Hemoperfusion

$3577.00

Maintenance Hemodialysis

$845.00

Hemofiltration

$1987.50


Therapy

Therapy services are charged based upon the evaluation, services, or exercises that are provided.  Many of the therapy billing codes are identified as “per 15 minute” codes requiring that the hospital bill a quantity of 1 for each 15 minutes of service provided.  An exercise service lasting 30 minutes would be billed with a quantity of 2.  Please be aware of your insurance’s requirements for authorization and coverage of these services.

EVALUATION,PT,LOW COMPLEXITY
97161
$351.50
EVALUATION,PT,MODERATE COMPLEXITY
97162
$351.50
EVALUATION,OT,HIGH COMPLEXITY
97167
$351.50
DEVELOPMENT COGNITIVE SKILLS,ATTENTION/MEMORY/PROBLEM SOLVING,DIRECT CONTACT,EACH 15 MINUTES,PT
97532
$107.50
GAIT TRAINING (INCLUDES STAIR CLIMBING),EACH 15 MINUTES,PT
97116
$95.00
NEUROMUSCULAR REEDUCATION OF MOVEMENT/BALANCE,FOR SITTING/STANDING ACTIVITIES,EACH 15 MINUTES,PT
97112
$117.50
MANUAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES,1 OR MORE REGIONS,EACH 15 MINUTES,PT
97140
$99.50
THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES,DIRECT PATIENT CONTACT,EACH 15 MINUTES,PT
97530
$108.50
THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS,FOCUS COGNITIVE FUNCTION,COMPENSATORY STRAT DIRECT PT
97127
$215.50
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES,1 OR MORE AREAS,EACH 15 MINUTES,FOR STRENGTH/ENDURANCE/ROM/FLEXIBILITY,PT
97110
$113.50

Pharmacy

Medication charges are very complicated as the charge will vary based upon the drug dosage ordered by your physician and reporting code requirements (commonly referred to as “HCPCS”).

Drug manufacturers and vendors change their medication pricing throughout the year. Christiana Care adjusts its charges as those changes occur. Please call our Customer Service Department at 302-623-7440 for assistance with the current charge of a specific treatment based on the order from your physician.

There is also an option for you to go to the link , “Pharmacy Price List”, for a charge listing that is based on medication doses most often prescribed by doctors for patients.


Supplies

Supply charges are based upon the cost to Christiana Care. Individual supply charges are included in the complete chargemaster listing. Your surgeon and surgical team will decide what supplies are needed for your procedure. Supply use is different for each patient depending upon their needs. Please use the link to the complete chargemaster for supply charge amounts. You may also use the average charge information under the Top Outpatient Surgeries and Top Inpatient Admissions to get an approximate charge total for your entire stay. Remember that the information is just an estimate; your charges may be higher or lower based upon your individual needs.


Additional Links 

For information regarding financial assistance and self-pay discounts please click here.

The websites provided below are for some of Delaware’s major insurance providers.  The provider sites have information to help you understand your coverage and some plans have payment estimators.  We hope that the links will also provide assistance in understanding your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs.  If a link to your specific plan is not listed below, search on your plan name and “payment estimator”.   

Cigna  https://www.cigna.com/inventyourhealth/interactive-tools-resources

Blue Cross Blue Shield   https://ben.omb.delaware.gov/consumerism/documents/highmark-cost-care.pdf

Aetna   https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/using-your-aetna-benefits/manage-health-care-costs.html

United Healthcare   https://www.uhc.com/individual-and-family/member-resources/health-care-tools/cost-estimator

CMS/Medicare Procedure Price Look Up Tool  https://www.medicare.gov/procedure-price-lookup/

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.