Understanding Your Hospital Charges

 To assist you in understanding our standard hospital charges, we are providing you with the charges for the most common hospital procedures (see below).Included are charges for the ten most frequent Diagnosis Related Groups, or DRGs, for inpatients as well as the most common ambulatory, or outpatient, surgical procedures, imaging and laboratory tests.

When reviewing this list, it is important to keep in mind that these charges are just examples. There are different factors that affect what a patient actually pays. This is because most health plans, insurers and other third-party payers (like Medicare) pay us according to their specific contracts with us. Insured, in-network patients are usually only responsible for copayments, coinsurance and/or deductibles.

If a patient receiving care at Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) is "out of network" or uninsured, he or she may be billed according to this list of charges. However, what the patient actually pays may be much lower because of our hospital’s financial assistance policy. The vast majority of Hospital patients do not pay charges. For those individuals who have health insurance you must consult your health plan to determine your actual out of pocket expenses.

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to view charges for the most common hospital procedures

For more detailed information or questions regarding charges contact:
Kate Reich
Director, Revenue Cycle