Get an Estimate
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
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.
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.
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).