Draft – Transparency
Hospital Charge Description and Rates
The Valley View Hospital chargemaster can be accessed in a searchable format by clicking the link below.
We know medical costs can be confusing. Whether you have health insurance and are trying to understand your out-of-pocket costs, or if you pay directly for your care, we can help you get the information you need to make healthcare decisions for you and your family.
Please note that chargemaster prices do not reflect the discounts associated with insurance contracts, charity care, and other financial resources offered to our patients. Services may include facility and professional services and multiple procedures may be conducted in the same visit. Charges for services may be determined based on multiple criteria such as the type of procedure, time, resources, and the history of the patient (new vs established).
What services are included in the pricing information on the website?
Pricing on this website includes estimated room and board (for inpatients), supplies, nursing care, equipment use, nutritional services, and any service handled by the staff of the hospital within the walls of the hospital.
Hospital fees are charges applied to your bill for the use of the hospital’s facilities, equipment, and ancillary services (i.e. lab, x-ray) during your visit or stay.
Professional Fees are charges applied to your bill for services and procedures performed by your physician during your visit or stay.
Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) is a payment system for hospital bills. This system categorizes illnesses and medical procedures into groups for which hospitals are paid a fixed amount for each admission. The DRG that could be assigned for your stay can vary based off your specific diagnosis, procedures, and hospital resources that are utilized.
MS-DRG is a payment system for all payers, excluding Medicaid.
APR-DRG is the payment system utilized by State Medicaid.
Actual prices for insured patients visiting an in-network facility are based on discounts negotiated by the patient’s insurance company, and the patient’s out-of-pocket cost is based on the terms of the patient’s own insurance plan. To obtain an estimate that is specific to your health situation, please contact Valley View’s patient estimate line at 970.945.6535.