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Pricing Guide

Maryland Hospital Pricing Guide

In today’s complex and ever-changing health care market, consumers are becoming more and more responsible for their own health care, including its costs. This Guide provides you with information you can use to understand Maryland’s hospital market and to make informed health care purchasing decisions.

For each acute care hospital in Maryland, the Pricing Guide lists the number of cases, the average charge per case, and the average charge per day. The 15 most common diagnoses for all Maryland hospitals combined may or may not be commonly encountered at any paritcular hospital.

Each hospital's average charge can be affected by a number of factors, including:

  • Patients' severity of illness.
  • Wage levels and the price of goods and services in its area.
  • The amount of teaching it does.
  • The amount of uncompensated care it provides.

Note that your bill may differ from the charges shown in these tables. These numbers reflect annual averages. Your bill reflects your use of services during your stay and the hospital's rates at the time of your admission. The average charge does not include physician professional fees.

Maryland Hospital Pricing Guide [pdf]

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