What is Hospital Price Transparency?
January 03, 2019
This information has been available online at Denver Health since 2017, but starting January 1, 2019, hospitals nationwide are joining in price transparency – posting a list of prices detailing the average price patients can expect to pay for the most common tests and procedures. The pricing is not exact but does provide price ranges based on historical pricing for comparable services. Here's a list of the top 50 tests and procedures and top outpatient procedures.
Hospital price transparency is now required as part of a new federal rule that took effect in 2019. The requirement was ordered under the Affordable Care Act and is meant to educate patients and help them compare prices between hospitals.
If a service is not listed online, patients can call Denver Health's financial counseling department for pricing information at 303-602-3470.