Need a Price Estimate for a Procedure, Test or Surgery? We Can Help.
No matter which Bronson hospital you choose, our price estimator team can help you figure out the estimated cost of your care. This can include out of pocket expenses for labs, outpatient services and diagnostic procedures based on the care you need. They will review your insurance and benefits so you can better understand the cost of your upcoming service.
To get a price estimate for a procedure, test or surgery, use one of our price estimate resources below.
Understanding medical charges
When you stay at the hospital, many doctors and healthcare providers will take care of you. Some of them work for the hospital. Other providers work for medical offices that will bill you separately.
Patients can expect to receive two types of bills:
Bill from the hospital
This bill will include the services you received from the hospital and its staff, including lab tests, X-rays, meals, etc.
Bills from providers
You will get separate bills from the surgeon and any other doctors who contribute to your care such as anesthesiology, radiology, pathology or other specialty services.
Why are you charged separately?
According to Medicare billing rules, when you see a physician in a private office setting, all services and expenses are bundled into a single charge. When you see a physician in a hospital inpatient or outpatient department, physician and hospital charges are billed separately.
If you do not want a personalized price estimate from Bronson, standard charges can be found in the form of diagnosis related groups (DRGs) and chargemasters. Standard charges (sometimes called average estimates) are not an accurate representation of what you pay. Learn more about standard charges at Bronson's Hospitals.
Want to pay an existing bill or request a price estimate? Log in to Bronson MyChart. To sign up for Bronson MyChart, call Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723 or request an activation code.
Bronson offers financial assistance for patients who need or have already received emergency or medically necessary care but cannot afford to pay. Learn more.