Cost of Care and Price Transparency at Lifespan Hospitals
Part of being a well-informed patient is learning all you can about the treatment or procedure you will undergo. Also important is knowing the costs involved, how much you may be responsible to pay, and how much other hospitals or medical facilities charge for the same care. To keep patients fully informed, Lifespan hospitals publish the charges for services online.
Many Factors Can Affect the Final Cost of Care
The price of your care may vary from the listed charges due to a range of factors, such as:
- The length of time in surgery
- The equipment, supplies, or medications used
- The treatment plan your physician decides is best for you
In addition, insurers negotiate discounts with hospitals and other providers, while Medicare and Medicaid reimburse hospitals based on diagnostic related groups (DRGs), ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), or fee schedules.
Use Lifespan's online tool to estimate the hospital costs for services and procedures, including medical, surgical, and imaging procedures, lab tests, and physical medicine and rehabilitation evaluations.
Charges by Service at Lifespan Hospitals
The price of your care may vary from the listed charges due to a range of factors, including those listed above. If you have health insurance, you should call your insurer to learn what your plan requires you to pay.
Please note: CMS-required hospital charge data files are large .csv files in .zip format.
Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
If you have any questions regarding general hospital charges, please call 401-444-6966. For questions regarding charges related to diagnostic imaging, please call 401-444-7771.
Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills
When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
Your Right to a Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a good faith estimate explaining how much your healthcare will cost before healthcare items or services are provided.
Lifespan hospitals treat all people who need care, regardless of their ability to pay.
If you don’t have insurance coverage or aren’t eligible for government aid, you may be able to receive free or discounted care. Lifespan Patient Financial Services will help you apply for assistance or set up a payment plan.
Find out more about financial assistance and how to apply
Additional Resource for Consumers
Understanding Healthcare Prices: A Consumer Guide is a helpful resource with more information about managing out-of-pocket costs related to medical treatment. This free booklet is provided by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Learn more about healthcare pricing
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