Understanding Your Hospital Charges
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.
to view charges for the most common hospital procedures
For more detailed information or questions regarding charges contact:
Director, Revenue Cycle