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Understanding Hospital Charges

Stamford Hospital is committed to being transparent about our charges. The information on this page contains the charges for all services and items provided by the hospital. The charges are uniform for all patients served by the hospital. However, the hospital charges rarely reflect the expected out-of-pocket expense for a specific hospital service.

Your charges and out-of-pocket expenses will depend on one or more of the following:

For a fuller understanding of your estimated out-of-pocket expenses, you should contact your insurer or the hospital’s patient financial assistance department at 203-276-7572.

Chargemaster

The Chargemaster, also known as the charge description master (CDM), or the pricemaster, is a comprehensive listing of items billable to a hospital patient or a patient's health insurance provider.

Diagnostic Related Groups

Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), a diagnosis-related group is a patient classification system that standardizes prospective payment to hospitals and encourages cost containment initiatives. In general, a DRG payment covers all charges associated with an inpatient stay from the time of admission to discharge.

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