Price Transparency for Common Procedures and Services
We know it’s not easy to understand your health care options and
the cost of care.
At Boulder Community Health, we are doing our best to give you what you
need to know in advance by providing self-pay information and resources
about pricing for common procedures and services. Please click here for our
Price Transparency PDF.
In accordance with federal hospital transparency requirements, BCH is providing
cost information for "shoppable" services and the hospital Charge
Description Master (CDM).
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
The Charge Description Master (CDM), or chargemaster, is a comprehensive
listing of items that could be billed to a patient, payer or health care provider.
View BCH CDM
Cost of An Emergency Department Visit
Emergency Department charges are based on the level of emergency care provided
to our patients at either our
Foothills Hospital Emergency Department in Boulder or the
Emergency Department at our Community Medical Center in Lafayette.
The levels, with level 1 representing basic emergency care, reflect the
type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity
of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following
charges do not include fees for drugs, appliances, supplies or additional
ancillary procedures that may be required for a particular emergency treatment.
They also do not include fees for Emergency Department physicians, who
will bill separately for their services.
Our Emergency Department Price Estimate Rates reflect the amount a patient might pay if they take advantage of our Boulder
Community Health prompt-pay self-pay discount.
Please note: Actual prices on the final hospital bill may vary from an
estimate based on the patient’s medical condition, unknown circumstances
or complications, final diagnosis, recommended treatment ordered by the
attending physician(s) and other factors.
BCH strongly encourages patients with health insurance to consult with
their insurer to determine their financial responsibility.