NOTICE REGARDING HEALTH CARE PLAN COVERAGE

This freestanding emergency department (Southwest Emergency Department ) accepts patients enrolled in the following programs: Colorado Medicaid (Articles 4, 5 and 6 of Title 25.5); Medicare (Title XVIII of the Federal Social Security Act, as amended); the CHIP program (Article 8 of Title 25.5) and a military health plan (10 U.S.C. Section 1071).

The prices listed on this facility’s chargemaster or fee schedule for any given health care service is the maximum charge that any patient will be billed for the service. The actual price for the health care service may be lower depending on your health insurance benefits and the availability of discounts or financial assistance.

This Facility will charge a facility fee with prices ranging approximately and, on average, from $911.53 to $14,157.24. In addition to these fees you will be charged for any testing, supplies, or other services you receive. All physicians providing health care services will bill separately from the Facility for services they provided to you.

The health care provider networks and carriers that this Facility participates with are listed here.

This Facility and/or a physician providing health care services may not be a participating provider in your health insurance provider network.

If you are covered by health insurance, you are strongly encouraged to consult with your health insurer to determine accurate information about your financial responsibility for a particular health care service provided at this Facility. If you are not covered by health insurance, you are strongly encouraged to contact (866) 475-1385 to discuss payment options and the availability of financial assistance prior to receiving a health care service from this Facility.

The average fee schedule price for the twenty-five most common health care services provided by this Facility are listed below. The prices listed for each health care service is the average charge that you may be billed for the particular service. The actual price for the health care service may be lower depending on your insurance coverage and the availability of discounts or financial assistance.

Southwest Emergency Department

Updated August 3, 2022

Charge description Average charge per account
1000 ML bag of saline IV fluid $4,990
Normal saline 50ml $839
Chest XRAY 1 view $812
Antihistamine injection $5,694
15mg injection of Ketorolac, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication $661
Acetamin 500mg $390
ED PROC CAT 2 $249
Low osmolar contrast material used in diagnostic radiology $559
Each additional hour of IV fluid hydration $374
Injection in the muscle or under the skin $12,130
Single or first dose of medication IV $254
Second or each additional dose of medication delivered via IV $939
4mg vial of Ondansetron, used to prevent nausea and vomiting $1,311
Blood drawn from vein or artery for lab tests $3,006
External recording of electrical activity of heart $859
Blood test for pregnancy $66
Blood test for pancreatic enzymes $15
Basic panel of 7 or 8 blood tests including CA $972
Complete panel of 14 blood tests $8,261
Blood test for heart muscle $620
Test to rule out blood clot $94
Urine test conducted via machine with micro $28
Urine test without microscope $270
Computerized tomography "Cat Scan" of the head without contrast $2,180
Computerized tomography "Cat Scan" of the abdomen and pelvis with contrast $712

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Swedish ER Level Charges

When a patient presents in our Emergency Room, our first priority is providing the necessary medical screening examination and stabilizing care without delay for the patient’s emergency medical condition regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Emergency care is not conditioned on financial considerations. Once you have received a medical screening examination and stabilizing care has begun, you may want to discuss your care plan and the estimated cost of that Emergency Room care.

Emergency Room charges are based on the level of emergency care provided to our patients at Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Southwest ER and Swedish Belmar ER. Our Emergency Room relies on a scale called the emergency management billing scale to rate a patient’s level of acuity. The levels, with level 1 representing basic emergency care to level 5 representing an immediate life-threatening condition, reflect the type of accommodations needed, the staff and resources required, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide emergency and stabilizing care.

The following charges do not include fees for medication, supplies, additional procedures that may be required for emergency or stabilizing care or imaging services such as CT scan, an X-ray, or a MRI. The charges listed below also do not include fees for Emergency Room physicians, who will bill separately for their services.

  • Level 1 $911.53
  • Level 2 $2,216.25
  • Level 3 $5,033.80
  • Level 4 $8,435.03
  • Level 5 $14,157.24