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Before your hospital visit, it’s a good idea to get an estimate of how much your procedure will cost and what you will owe. The estimate provided is based on your health insurance coverage and the contracted rate your insurance company has with Baton Rouge General, called a contracted fee schedule.

Baton Rouge General is helping take the guesswork out of potential surgeries and services for patients with its new online Price Estimator tool. The user-friendly, easy-to-understand tool allows users to get an accurate estimate for a service before scheduling.

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Baton Rouge General employees: To obtain an estimate for a procedure, please call (225) 381-6276, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What is a hospital charge?

Federal reporting rules require hospitals to maintain a catalog of thousands of procedure codes, code descriptions and list prices in a complex accounting tool, known as the hospital chargemaster. The prices listed on the chargemaster do not reflect what patients will ultimately pay as insurance companies negotiate discounts on the list prices. In addition, co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles can also bring additional discounts before a final charge is determined.

Pricing List

To make medical pricing more transparent, all U.S. hospitals are required to provide the following pricing lists. The pricing is listed by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code used by insurance companies. The lists are in a spreadsheet format.

This standard charges list shows preliminary charges for services and procedures performed at all Baton Rouge General locations. It includes pricing for inpatients, referred to as Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) as well as pricing for outpatient services.

Standard Charges
(Chargemaster pricing)
Updated 4/25/2024

Hospital Locations

Baton Rouge General - Ascension
14105 Highway 73, Prairieville, LA 70769

Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Baton Rouge General - Mid City & The General
3600 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Disclaimer For Estimates

The information provided is a best estimate based on the information we currently have and is not a guarantee of what you will be charged or owe. Please understand that in many cases it is impossible to predict the final charges that will result as there are variables involved in your actual services such as the length of time spent in surgery or recovery, specific equipment used, supplies and medications required, additional tests required by your physician, and/or any unusual special care or unexpected conditions or complications. This estimate does not include any physician charges (e.g. office visits, surgeon fees, anesthesiologist fees, emergency room physician fees, radiologist fees, pathologist fees, or other consulting physician fees, etc.). If you have insurance, your benefits will ultimately determine the amount you owe (including deductibles, co-pay, co-insurance, and out-of-pocket maximums).