Bassett Medical Center - Hospital Pricing

Hospital Prices

As our patient, you are very important to us. We understand that coming to the hospital for care can be an anxious time and that the bills associated with your care can be difficult to understand. We hope the information provided here will be helpful. If you ever have questions about hospital charges, please contact us.

Please understand that this information is meant to explain how hospital charges are determined and provide a general idea of prices for the most common inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic procedures at Bassett Medical Center. The charges listed are average estimated prices for medical procedures and subject to change.

The amount a patient is responsible for paying is determined by your insurance plan. We encourage you to contact your insurance carrier in order to fully understand your health care coverage, including deductibles and copays. For patients who have little or no health insurance, Bassett offers a variety of services. Click the following link to learn more. Bassett also provides support to patients who need help determining their eligibility for Medicaid and other financial support services, including guidance on the insurance products available through the New York State Insurance Exchange.

Factors Influencing Hospital Charges

Bassett conducts an annual survey to be sure our prices are comparable to those of other health care facilities in upstate New York. We benchmark ourselves against 14 other hospitals, including hospitals in Utica, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Albany. However, price comparisons between hospitals are difficult as there are a variety of factors that influence hospital charges.

Prices reflect not only the cost of a particular item or procedure, but all of the human and facility resources required to provide the care. Among the variables are the type of procedure you are undergoing, the cost of the technology used in your care, medical supplies, the wages and benefits of the staff providing your care, and your health insurance coverage.

In addition, as an academic medical center, Bassett trains future generations of physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses and other health care professionals to help assure an adequate supply of skilled providers to meet the country’s health care needs. This means that we have higher per patient costs as the result of our medical education mission.

Finally, price is only one consideration in making decisions about health care and does not equate with quality and outcomes. As you make health care decisions for yourself and loved ones, we encourage you to get to know Bassett by reviewing the wealth of information about our health system on this website, speaking with others about their care experience at Bassett and speaking with the providers who may be involved in your care.

Procedures & Prices

On this page are the average estimated prices for some of the most common medical procedures performed at Bassett. These charges are subject to change. It is important to understand that the figures listed are not what a patient may pay for the service/procedure. The amount you will owe depends on your insurance plan; please contact your insurance company to find out what your financial obligation will be. Be aware that the hospital prices listed do not include physicians’ fees, such as the surgeon, anesthesiologist and radiologist charges. Prices may also vary due to the medical complexity of a specific case.

If you have questions about the charges listed or do not see the procedure listed that you are interested in, please contact us.

Common Outpatient Procedures Average Charge Average Insurance Payment
Diagnostic and Screening Ultrasound (US), such as US of Breast $698 $294
Diagnostic and Screening Ultrasound, such as Vascular & Extremity Studies $2,043 $683
Echocardiograms without use of contrast material $3,443 $1,321
MRIs without use of contrast material $3,617 $1,267
Nuclear Imaging for Stress Tests $6,768 $2,170
Cardiovascular Monitoring Services and Device Evaluations, such as Pacemaker Device Checks $262 $94
Ophthalmological Exams and Procedures, such as Removal of Foreign Body $312 $200
Common Hospital Admissions Average Charge Average Medicare Payment
Pneumonia & Pleurisy with other medical conditions $15,495 $8,486
Heart Failure with other medical conditions $15,130 $8,969
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage with other medical conditions $18,783 $8,619
Esophagitis and gastroenteritis with other significant medical conditions $19,896 $10,330
Esophagitis and gastroenteritis $13,623 $6,239
Hip or knee replacement $38,664 $19,098
Hip and femur repair with other medical conditions $44,448 $17,562
Septicemia or severe sepsis with other significant medical condition $31,620 $17,257
Septicemia or severe sepsis $19,107 $9,404
Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia $16,058 $11,218

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have health insurance, how much will I owe?

The amount you owe depends on your insurance plan. Please contact your insurance company directly to determine what your financial obligation will be. You may be asked to provide a procedure code, which can be obtained from your physician's office.

Is the price on this website the same as what I will be billed for?

The prices for the procedures listed on this website are estimates. The amount you will be billed for may vary depending on such things as:

  • Additional testing, medications, services or procedures that may be required 
  • Pre-existing conditions, such as smoking, diabetes and obesity, that may impact your medical needs.

How are prices established for Bassett Medical Center’s services?

Bassett reviews its charges annually, taking into consideration the following factors:

  • The cost of providing staff, equipment, facilities, medications and other supplies. 
  • The amount of time our facilities and staff are needed to provide the necessary services. 
  • Information provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that manages the Medicare and Medicaid program. 
  • Prices that other hospitals and health systems in the region list for the same service or procedure.

How much is my copay and deductible?

Copays and deductibles are determined by your insurance carrier. It’s important to understand that high deductibles and copayments are due to insurance benefit plan design, not hospital charges. Please contact your health insurance company to understand what charges you may be responsible for.

What if I still have questions?

If you would like more information including payment options or possible financial assistance, or have questions about a procedure or price that is not listed on our site, please contact us.

What insurance programs does Bassett participate with?

Bassett participates with a number of insurance and managed care plans, but it is always advisable to verify Bassett’s participation in your specific health plan through your insurance carrier.

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