Standard Charges - Bronson Healthcare

Standard Charges

Based on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, hospitals publish their standard charges. Standard charges are not an accurate representation of what you pay.

The best way for you to get an accurate price estimate for a procedure, test or surgery at Bronson is to call our price estimator team or fill out and submit this form. You will receive a response in two to three business days.

Bronson Price Estimates

Phone: (800) 451-6310, option 1

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why are standard charges not an accurate representation of what you pay?

  • Based on your insurance, you are billed your deductible, copay, coinsurance and any non-covered services. This amount cannot be calculated from a list of standard charges. Bronson's price estimators or your insurance company can help determine what you'll pay.
  • It is always helpful to review your insurance benefits or contact your insurance provider directly to determine what your policy will cover and identify any out-of-pocket expenses. If you have more than one insurance provider, call both companies for costs. For patients with Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance, call them directly for costs.
  • If you cannot pay your bill in full, we offer limited payment plans and financial assistance.
  • Michigan law prevents hospitals from charging full prices to lower-income uninsured patients. Those patients can't be charged at higher than 115 percent of Medicare rates.
  • Bronson offers financial assistance for patients who need or have already received emergency or medically necessary care but cannot afford to pay. Learn more.

Standard charges

To provide as much information as possible we are offering our standard charges in two different formations; diagnosis related groups (DRGs) and chargemasters.

Standard charges by diagnosis related groups (DRGs)

  • Diagnosis-related group (DRG) is a system to classify hospital cases based on a patient’s diagnosis into one of approximately 500 groups, also referred to as DRGs. A hospital case with the same DRG is expected to have similar hospital resource use. DRG’s have been used in the United States since 1983.
  • DRG list of general charge estimates for Bronson's most frequent inpatient hospital services. This information is based on an average estimate for medical care. Data reflects charges from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018.
  • The total charges displayed includes all hospital services, including variably priced items not in our standard charge listing, e.g., drugs and supplies.

Standard charges by chargemasters

  • Image of woman on grass.

    Affordable Care

    Contact us for information on your medical expenses

    Contact our price estimator

  • Image of Bronson MyChart.

    Pay Your Bill

    Want to pay an existing bill? Log in to Bronson MyChart.

    MyChart Login

  • Image of Bronson MyChart.

    Financial Assistance

    Bronson offers financial assistance for patients who need or have already received emergency or medically necessary care but cannot afford to pay.

    Learn more

Positivity Stories

Positivity Stories 

Positivity Icon

See or share a story

My Health E-News

Get the latest health tips and trends in a monthly email from Bronson.

South haven e-news

Subscribe here

Sign Up for
Bronson MyChart

Manage and track your health information online.

Sign up

Sign in to MyChart.

Your Support Helps

Donate Icon

Donate today