Price Estimation Tool
UNC Health Blue Ridge is pleased to offer patients a tool to estimate their out-of-pocket hospital costs for common medical procedures and tests. This online tool calculates the hospital out-of-pocket cost estimates based on the selected procedure and a patient’s insurance information. The tool can also be utilized to estimate hospital costs for patients who do not have insurance coverage.
We are committed to helping our patients understand the financial obligations associated with their care. It is important to understand the tool is not a guarantee of costs nor insurance coverage and is only an estimate. Please review the disclaimers in detail before using the tool.
It is strongly recommended that patients review their insurance coverage prior to treatment to better understand their deductibles, co-pays, exclusions and other important factors that will affect what amount insurance will pay towards your care.
At UNC Health Blue Ridge, we understand that healthcare costs can be very confusing, and we want to ensure patients understand their potential costs and out-of-pocket obligations as clearly as possible. In addition to utilizing our online tool, we encourage patients to contact us via our UNC Health Blue Ridge Hospital Price Estimation Line at (828) 580-6061. Patient Financial Specialists are standing by to educate and assist patients regarding costs and billing.
List of Standard Charges
UNC Health Blue Ridge is committed to empowering patients, in partnership with their care team, to make informed decisions about their healthcare. This includes helping patients understand the cost of their care, as well as financial assistance that may be available.
In compliance with federal regulation, UNC Health Blue Ridge provides a list of standard charges for each of its facilities. The public may view the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Pricing Transparency requirements at the following CMS webpage: https://www.cms.gov/hospital-price-transparency. The charge lists posted on this website are accurate, with applicable disclaimers, as of the dates indicated within the files. CMS requires hospitals to update annually, therefore ongoing additions and changes may not be reflected in the posted files.
The list charge of a hospital service is not equivalent to the actual amount paid by governmental or commercial insurance companies; accordingly, each patient’s financial responsibility may vary. The amount a patient pays is based on many factors, including health insurance, benefit plans and other applicable discounts, and the services provided based on each patient’s unique needs.
UNC Health Blue Ridge reviews its hospital charges annually to ensure they accurately reflect the high-quality care we seek to provide. In some cases, our charges are different from other providers when we offer a differing level of care or unique clinical expertise. Overall, UNC Health Blue Ridge works with patients, providers, and partners to lower the cost of care through wellness, disease management and quality care.
The comprehensive, machine-readable files below are posted to comply with federal regulations. Due to the nature of the files, they will likely be of limited utility to any specific patient and are not intended for consumer or patient use.
For a patient to best understand their estimated out-of-pocket costs, it is important to understand their plan benefits and coverage before seeking medical care. Any amount not covered by the plan becomes the financial responsibility of the patient or their guarantor (such as a parent of a minor child).
At the top of this page is a self-service Price Estimation Tool, which can help patients and consumers obtain cost estimates for many common hospital services UNC Health Blue Ridge provides. For more specific cost estimates, patients may call (828) 580-6061, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time to speak with a patient financial services representative.
In order to obtain the most accurate estimate, please consult with your physician to obtain the procedure codes that will be related to your treatment. This information will allow UNC Health Blue Ridge to provide you with a service-specific, hospital price estimate based on your individual circumstances and patient responsibility.
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Machine-Readable Pricing File - 56-0529976 CHSBlueRidge_StandardCharges