St. Joseph's/Candler Standard Charges

In compliance with the national mandates for pricing transparency, St. Joseph's/Candler is providing a list of standard charges for both facilities.  This price list includes room and board, emergency services, operating room, radiology, laboratory and other common procedures.  

IMPORTANT NOTE: St. Joseph's/Candler charges the same price to all patients, but the patient's responsibility of the bill itself will vary depending on whether the patient has insurance and what those insurance companies have negotiated with St. Joseph's/Candler for reimbursement. 

Patients who are underinsured or not insured at all should contact our Financial Counselors to determine if and what they qualify for regarding discounts.  These prices are current as of January 1, 2019.

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Here is a list of some common standard charges.

Reminder: These are not actual charges a patient with insurance and/or Medicare/Medicaid will receive. If you want a more precise idea of what you may pay for a particular service, please call our financial counselors at 912-819-2434 or 912-819-8246.

Room and Board - Per Day Charges

The following prices are per day and for those who are admitted as inpatients.  Room and care charges reflect total cost for a patient's overnight stay including supplies, nursing time, and overhead not directly reflected in other billable procedures. Observation charges are not included and will be billed in addition to the per day rates, if applicable.  

General Medical/Surgical Care $1,169.00
Pediatric Care $1,169.00
Neonatal Intensive Care $3,812.00
Intensive Care  $3,812.00
Progressive Care  $1,527.00
Critical Care  $3,812.00

 

 

 

 

Emergency Department Charges

Emergency Department charges are based on the level of care provided in the Emergency Room to the patient.  They reflect the amount of resource utilized for each patient's stay.  These charges do not include supplies, radiology, laboratory, or other potential procedures that would be necessary for your visit.  Please keep in mind that the Emergency Physician will be sending a separate bill for their services.

ER Visit - Level 1 $217.00
ER Visit - Level 2 $518.00
ER Visit - Level 3 $776.00
ER Visit - Level 4 $1,048.00
ER Visit - Level 5 $1,847.00
ER Visit - Critical Care First 31-74 Minutes $2,677.00

 

 

 

 


Operating Room Charges

Operating Room charges are based on a per minute room charge and the intensity of the procedure.  Recovery time can be separately charged, as well as any additional drugs or supplies utilized throughout the surgery.

Surgery Time Major 2  First 30 minutes $5,897.00
Surgery Time Major 2 Each Add'l 30 minutes $2,948.00
Surgery Time Major First 30 minutes $4,245.00
Surgery Time Major Each Add'l 30 minutes $2,616.00
Surgery Time Minor First 30 minutes $,2,616.00
Surgery Time Minor Each Add'l 30 minutes $2,123.00
Surgery Time Special Procedures Per Minute $144.00
Electrophysiology Procedure Each 30 Minutes $3,931.00
Catheterization Lab Procedure Each 30 Minutes $6,777.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Therapy Charges

These charges are the most common services offered in our Physical Therapy department. There may be other charges to your bill from other areas if you were seen by other professionals or moved throughout the hospital during your visit.

Physical Therapeutic Exercises $134.00
Physical Therapeutic Activities $124.00
Manual Therapy Techniques 1/> Regions $132.00
Neuromuscular Re-education of Movement, Balance, and Coordination $131.00
Electronic Stimulation $186.00
Aquatic therapy with Therapeutic Exercise $123.00
Physical Therapy Evaluation Low Complexity $411.00
Physical Therapy Evaluation Moderate Complexity $411.00
Gait Training Therapy $133.00
Group Therapeutic Procedures $309.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


Occupational Therapy Charges

These charges are the most common services offered in our Occupational Therapy department. There may be other charges to your bill from other areas if you were seen by other professionals or moved throughout the hospital during your visit.

Occupational Therapeutic Exercises $134.00
Manual Therapy 1/> Regions $132.00
Occupational Therapeutic Activities $124.00
Ultrasound Therapy $152.00
Self-Care Management Training $113.00
Orthotic Management and Training $118.00
Occupational Therapy Evaluation Low Complexity $329.00
Occupational Therapy Evaluation Moderate Complexity  $329.00
Neuromuscular Re-education $131.00
Paraffin Bath Therapy $112.00

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pulmonary Therapy Charges

These charges are the most common Pulmonary services offered.. There may be other charges to your bill from other areas if you were seen by other professionals or moved throughout the hospital during your visit.

Breathing Capacity Test $411.00
Respiratory Flow Volume Loop $458.00
Measure Blood Oxygen Level $267.00
Lung Function Test  $536.00
Evaluation of Wheezing $485.00
Plethysmography for Lung Volume Determination $1,406.00
Measure Blood Oxygen Level with Continuous Monitoring $343.00
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Full Body Chamber $836.00
Airway Inhalation Treatment $231.00
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Cpap) $524.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radiology Services

The charges below are the most common radiology services, and include Ultrasound, MRI, CT, X-Ray, and PET scans.  There may be additional charges on your bill if you were seen by other providers or departments at the same time of this visit.

Chest X-ray 1 View $436.00
Bone Density Study Axial Skeleton $159.00
Knee X-ray 3 Views $489.00
Lumbar Spine X-ray 2/3 Views $663.00
Shoulder X-ray $978.00
Screening Mammogram with Computer Aided Technology $360.00
Breast Ultrasound Limited $830.00
Abdominal Ultrasound $711.00
Transvaginal Ultrasound Non-obstetric $661.00
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Single Study $6,076.00
Bone Imaging Whole Body $1,221.00
Lymphatic System Imaging $1,914.00
Hepatobiliary System Imaging $2,656.00
Gastric emptying Imaging Study $2,429.00
MRI Brain Stem with and without dye $5,288.00
MRI Lumbar Spine without dye $2,339.00
MRI Neck Spine without dye $2,295.00
MRI Lower Extremity Joint without dye $3,108.00
MRI Upper Extremity Joint without dye $2,818.00
CT Head/Brain without dye $1,473.00
CT Abdomen & Pelvis without dye $4,950.00
CT Thorax without dye $1,562.00
CT Angiography Chest $4,292.00
PET image with CT Skull-base to Thigh $7,270.00
CT Thorax without dye $2,581.00
CT Neck Spine without dye $1,526.00
MR Angiography Head without dye $2,022.00
Diagnostic Mammogram including Computer Aided Detection; Bilateral $403.00
Foot X-ray $613.00
Hand X-ray $514.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Charges

The charges below are the most common laboratory services.  There may be additional charges on your bill if you were seen by other providers or departments at the same time of this visit.

Complete CBC with auto diff WBC $47.00
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel - CMP $64.00
Urinalysis auto without scope $48.00
Lipid panel $74.00
Prothrombin time $46.00
Assay Thyroid Stimulating Hormone $91.00
Basic Metabolic Panel - BMP $46.00
Glycosylated Hemoglobin Test $62.00
Glucose Blood Test $28.00
Urine Pregnancy Test with Color Visualization $52.00
Urine culture/colony count $59.00
Assay of troponin quant $141.00
Assay of lipase $103.00
Culture othr specimn aerobic $103.00
Culture aerobic identify $316.74
Assay of free thyroxine $138.00
Assay of ck (cpk) $84.00
Chylmd trach dna amp probe $494.00
N.gonorrhoeae dna amp prob $494.00
Thromboplastin time partial $109.00
Drug test def 1-7 classes $546.00
Microbe susceptible mic $68.00
Assay of psa total $97.00
Vitamin b-12 $97.00
Assay of total thyroxine $64.00
Assay of magnesium $85.00
Blood typing serologic rh(d) $41.00
Blood typing serologic abo $40.00
Influenza assay w/optic $170.00
Hepatic function panel $55.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pathology Charges

The charges below are the most common pathology services.  These are typically in conjunction with surgical charges and intensive laboratory services. There may be additional charges on your bill if you were seen by other providers or departments at the same time of this visit.

Tissue exam by pathologist $462.00
Screen cerv/vag thin layer $72.00
Immunohisto antb addl slide $270.00
Level V surgical pathology $296.00
Fine needle aspiration cytopathology $199.00
Cytopath fl nongyn smears $352.00
Cytopath eval fna report $204.00
Special stains group 1 $184.00
Path consult intraop 1 bloc $123.00
Flowcytometry/tc add-on $150.00
Tumor immunohistochem/comput $500.00
Special stains group 2 $150.00
Level II surgical pathology $224.00
Level VI surgical pathology $325.00
Decalcify tissue $62.00
Immunohisto antb 1st stain $272.00
M/phmtrc alys ishquant/semiq $2,652.00
Tumor immunohistochem/manual $330.00
Microslide consultation $911.00
Flowcytometry/ tc 1 marker $200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Invasive Cardiology Charges

The charges below are the most common non-invasive cardiology services.  These include any type of service that monitors and reads your heart or blood vessels. There may be additional charges on your bill if you were seen by other providers or departments at the same time of this visit.

Tte w/doppler complete $1,327.00
Cardiovascular stress test $810.00
Echo transesophageal $1,359.00
Tte w/o doppler complete $829.00
Stress tte complete $3,117.00
Tte f-up or lmtd $698.00
Doppler color flow add-on $302.00
Echo transesophageal (tee) $3,171.00
Doppler echo exam heart $180.00
Electrocardiogram tracing $206.00
Eeg awake and drowsy $1,134.00
Polysom 6/> yrs 4/> param $6,230.00
Eeg awake and asleep $1,353.00
Ecg monit/reprt up to 48 hrs $164.00
Ecg monit/reprt up to 48 hrs $1,581.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audiology Charges

The charges below are the most common audiology, or hearing services. There may be additional charges on your bill if you were seen by other providers or departments at the same time of this visit.

Basic vestibular evaluation $1,106.00
Caloric vstblr test w/rec $657.00
Comprehensive hearing test $1,268.00
Acoustic immitance testing $200.00
Tympanometry reflex thresh $343.00
Auditor evoke potent compre $3,438.00
Tympanometry $184.00
Tone decay hearing test $202.00
Pure tone audiometry air $327.00
Evoked auditory test limited $379.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRG Information

DRG payments are made by payers when the patient is considered under "inpatient" admission criteria. This criteria is clinical in nature and defined by clinical quality measures, to make sure that you are in the right area of the hospital based on the level of care you need. DRG's are a one time payment from the insurance to the hospital based on the major issues you were treated for including surgery, bacterial infections, or even joint replacements. The DRG's listed below are the most common for Surgical (invasive) and Medical (non-invasive) services. Please keep in mind that these are averages and not absolute total charges for all patients.

DRG Definition - Surgical

470 - Major Hip and Knee Replacement $57,316.00
247 -Percutaneous Cardiovasc Proc with Drug-Eluting Stent w/o MCC $54,689.00
455 - Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion w/o CC/MCC $116,578.00
460 - Spinal Fusion Except Cervical w/o MCC $93,120.00
483 - Major Joint/Limb Reattachment Procedures of Upper Extremities $54,882.00
473 - Cervical Spinal Fusion w/o CC/MCC $57,808.00
853 - Infectious Parasitic Diseases w/ O.R. Procedures w/ MCC $135,152.00
419 - Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy w/o C.D.E. w/o CC/MCC $35,936.00
481 - Hip Femur Procedures except Major Joint w/ CC $51,500.00
246 - Percutaneous CVL Procedures w/ Drug Eluting Stent w/ MCC or 4+ A/V $93,538.00
468 - Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement w/o CC/MCC $84,533.00
234 - Coronary Bypass w/ Cardiac Cath w/o MCC $165,003.00
236 - Coronary Bypass w/o Cardiac Cath w/o MCC $132,147.00
482 - Hip Femur Procedures except Major Point w/o CC/MCC $41,327.00
39 - Extracranial Procedures w/o CC/MCC $34,173.00
274 - Percutaneous Intracardiac Procedures w/o MCC $89,498.00
27 - Craniotomy Endovascular Intracranial Procedures w/o CC/MCC $67,353.00
252- Other Vascular Procedures w/ MCC $84,970.00
330 - Major Small Large Bowel Procedures w/ CC $70,153.00
454 - Combined Anterior/Posterior Spinal Fusion w/ CC $155,463.00
418 - Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy w/o C.D.E. w/ CC $46,005.00
166 - Other Respiratory System O.R. Procedures w/ MCC $95,353.00
520 - Back/Neck Procedures Except Spinal Fusion w/o CC/MCC $31,511.00
253 - Other Vascular Procedures w/ CC $80,924.00
215 - Other Heart Assistance System Implant $281,578.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRG Definition - Medical

870 - Septicemia or Severe Sepsis w/o Mechanical Ventilation >96 hours w/ MCC $50,022.00
291 - Heart Failure Shock w/ MCC $28,320.00
313- Chest Pain $18,809.00
287 - Circulatory Disorders Except AMI, w/ Cardiac Cath w/o MCC $33,050.00
392 - Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis, Misc. Digestive Disorders w/o MCC $21,151.00
65 - Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction w/ CC or TPA in 24 Hours $29,293.00
189 - Pulmonary Edema Respiratory Failure $30,614.00
190 - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease w/ MCC $35,305.00
872 - Septicemia or Severe Sepsis w/o Mechanical Ventilation >96 hours w/o MCC $25,984.00
683 - Renal Failure w/ CC $24,527.00
312 - Syncope/Collapse $17,600.00
193 - Simple Pneumonia Pleurisy w/ MCC $34,747.00
378 - G.I. Hemorrhage w/ CC $26,659.00
948 - Signs/Symptoms w/o MCC $25,723.00
57 - Degenerative Nervous System Disorders w/o MCC $38,923.00
560 - Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System, Connective Tissue w/ CC $33,805.00
693 - Cellulitis w/o MCC $17,905.00
682 - Renal Failure w/ MCC $45,576.00
310 - Cardiac Arrhythmia Conduction Disorders w/o CC/MCC $15,580.00
64 - Intracranial Hemorrhage or Cerebral Infarction w/MCC $56,026.00
638 - Diabetes w/ CC $21,398.00
292 - Heart Failure/Shock w/ CC $20,994.00
690 - Kidney Urinary Tract Infections w/o MCC $22,920.00
561 - Aftercare, Musculoskeletal System, Connective Tissue w/o CC/MCC $27,659.00
309 - Cardiac Arrhythmia Conduction Disorders w/ CC $18,094.00
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