Pricing Transparency

Howard University Hospital is committed to price transparency in helping patients make informed decisions about healthcare costs. In accordance with federal regulations at 45 C.F.R. § 180 and the definitions of standard charges included therein we have published a complete list of each of our hospital’s standard charges and a list of 300 of each of our hospital’s most common procedures and services, known as “shoppable services.” The list of standard charges includes five types of charges, as applicable, in accordance with the definitions in the federal regulations. These standard charges include the gross charges included in what is commonly referred to as the hospital’s “chargemaster,” payer-specific negotiated charges, the maximum negotiated charge, minimum negotiated charge, and discounted cash price. It is important to note that the shoppable services list will often include charges for multiple chargemaster services, and therefore will not be comparable to any single chargemaster item.

These prices show a standard range of charges that correspond to what most patients are charged. Your actual charges may be higher or lower than the amount(s) listed depending on your specific medical needs.  If you still have questions, please contact our one of our Financial Advisors at 202-865-3500.

Standard Charges

Shoppable Services

Information to keep in mind:
  • All prices include hospital charges only. Your doctor(s) will send you a separate bill. For an estimate of those charges, please contact your doctor(s) directly.
  • Amounts patients owe out-of-pocket will vary based on insurance provider and insurance plan. We encourage you to contact your insurance company to understand all of the factors affecting your financial responsibility.
    • Numerous factors, such as type of plan, copay, coinsurance, deductible, out-of-pocket maximums, provider network and other limitations, will affect your financial responsibility to a hospital.

Availability of Financial Assistance:
You may be able eligible for financial assistance if you do not have insurance, are underinsured, or if it would be a financial hardship to pay in full your expected out-of-pocket expenses for emergency and other medically necessary care that Howard University Hospital provides. Please visit our Financial Assistance page for more information: http://huhealthcare.com/healthcare/hospital/patients-and-visitors/patient-financial-services/financial-assistance.