Medicare regulations require hospitals to publicly post their Charge Description
Master (CDM) or chargemaster, which is a list of all the services and
items that can be billed to a patient or a patient’s health insurance
company. The chargemaster captures the costs of each procedure, service,
medical supply, prescription drug and diagnostic test provided at the
hospital, as well as any fees associated with services, such as room rates.
The chargemaster rates are calculated with the intent of covering a hospital’s
full operating costs, including facilities and equipment, along with important
support services for which patients are not directly charged, such as
patient registration, housekeeping and maintenance.
Unfortunately, chargemaster rates do not provide helpful information regarding
how much a patient will actually pay for a service. Most patients use
health insurance to cover their costs. BCH accepts most health insurance
plans. Please contact your insurance plan to determine your specific coverage.
View BCH CDM
In accordance with federal hospital transparency requirements, BCH is providing
cost information for "shoppable" services.
A shoppable service is typically non-urgent and can be scheduled in advance,
allowing patients to price shop and schedule at a time that is convenient
for them. Examples of common shoppable services include imaging and laboratory
services, medical and surgical procedures and outpatient clinic visits.
View BCH Shoppable Services
BCH also offers self-pay pricing options,
payment plans and
financial assistance. For help in determining your cost for a service and your payment options,
please contact our financial counselors at 303-415-8115.