We offer price estimates for most services and procedures to all patients, so you can plan ahead for your financial health along with your physical and mental health.
What is an estimate?
Estimates typically reflect a range of what costs can be predicted for the services you receive from the hospital, and they are based on information you can provide. The estimate quoted is for hospital charges only and is based off benefits provided by your insurance company for the surgery or procedure your physician has scheduled for you. You may receive additional bills for pathology, anesthesia, physician services and any other service needed that are not reflected in the estimate.
Estimates can be provided for several types of care such as surgical procedures, radiology and cardiology exams, and rehab care as well as other diagnostic imaging and invasive hospital procedures.
How do I request an estimate?
You can request an estimate by contacting our Patient Access Service Center at 770-219-7678. A representative is available to assist you Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 7p.m.
What do I need to request an estimate?
You can help make sure your estimate is as accurate as possible by telling your doctor or provider that you plan to request an estimate from the hospital and need information like:
- The technical name of the surgery, procedure or other service you’re receiving
- Associated CPT codes and insurance codes
- Any necessary tests or service you will need before or after
- Insurance policy information including the payer/plan name, subscriber information, and policy number
Northeast Georgia Health System complies with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rules regarding price transparency by providing a machine-readable file that includes a list of standard charges. It’s important to note that these charges do not reflect what insurance providers and patients are typically responsible for paying. We always recommend contacting our Patient Access Service Center to request an estimate for a specific surgery, procedure or service to better understand your financial responsibility.