To help our patients focus on their healthcare, and to meet a requirement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we have included a complete list of the hospital's standard charges. This type of file is commonly called a hospital's "chargemaster."
In Maryland, the average prices for hospital services (e.g. radiology, laboratory, intensive care daily rate) are regulated by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC). The HSCRC sets average hospital prices on January 1 and July 1 of every year; Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital will post this information shortly after.
Information to keep in mind:
- Hospital charges posted on this site do not include charges for physician/nurse practitioner services, unless otherwise indicated. These charges are often called professional fees and are separate from the hospital bill.
- Hospital approved rates generally reflect the average price of a group of similar services. Individual service charges are components of the larger group average, and therefore may vary from the price set by the HSCRC.
- Even though the state sets hospital prices by a certain date, hospital charges can change during the year. Charges on individual hospital bills may be different from the charges posted here.
- Individual charges that the patient is responsible for will vary based on insurance provider and insurance plan. /li>
Standard Hospital Charges (Chargemaster)
The following files reflect charges by Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. The charges are set by the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).
Prices for Frequently Scheduled Services (Shoppable Services)
The following files reflect the estimated facility and professional charges for 300 services commonly provided at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. This information is intended to help patients and families understand the hospital's charges for services they receive. The estimated prices reflect the prior annual average of all patients who received similar services. The base rates used for facility charges are those approved by the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC).
We are providing an estimate because the actual amount of the facility and professional fees will depend on the services that are actually provided. The fees could be higher if you require services during your appointment that we cannot reasonably predict ahead of time. Check with your insurance carrier or employee benefits representative to verify your coverage. You may be responsible for one or more co-pays.
Financial help for your portion of the bill may be available. If you need financial help, please contact Patient Accounting at 410-578-2614.