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 www.bassett.org/our-network/financial-assistance/. 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.

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