Hospital Fees and Charges
At University of Maryland Medical System, we are committed to transparency about the cost of your health care in our hospitals. These resources can help you understand those costs and answer any questions you might have.
Get a Price Estimate
For the most accurate estimate of the cost of care at an UMMS Hospital get a price estimate for an outpatient visit, procedure or surgery.
Insurance Coverage and Out-of-Pocket Costs
If you have insurance, your insurance policy coverage (including deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums) will determine the amount you owe. You may be responsible for other payments that your insurance does not cover.
Your price estimate and out of pocket costs can vary depending on the actual services provided to you based on your physician's treatment choices and your personal health care needs.
The estimated cost is not a guarantee of insurance coverage. Please check with your insurance company if you need help understanding what your insurance covers for the services chosen. Your insurance company's phone number can be found on the back of your insurance card.
Please call 410-821-4140 for:
- Help understanding your price estimate
- How to apply for financial assistance
- Questions about your portion of your hospital bill
To improve price transparency, all U.S. hospitals and health systems are required to provide lists of hospital charges so patients can compare prices across hospitals. We have included two separate views of our prices:
Listed below are a few considerations to keep in mind as you view the list of standard hospital charges, commonly known as the "Chargemaster."
- View Standard Hospital Charges:
- The chargemaster lists the dollar amount set for each service. In Maryland, the average prices for hospital services (e.g., radiology, laboratory, intensive care daily rate) are regulated by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC). Each UMMS hospital has its own set of rates.
- The HSCRC sets average hospital prices on January 1 and July 1 of every year. University of Maryland Medical System will post this information shortly thereafter. Even though the state sets hospital prices by a certain date, hospital charges can change during the year. Charges on individual hospital bills may be different from the charges posted here.
- Variations in prices across hospitals does not provide any indication of quality of service and outcomes.
- Hospital charges posted on this site do not include charges for physician services, often called professional fees, which are separate from the hospital bill. Examples include physician charges, anesthesiology charges, radiologist reading fees and pathologist fees.
Average Charges by Type of Patient Group
All hospitals and health systems are also required to provide a listing of average charges by types of patient groups, referred to as MS-DRGs (Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups). Patients can view similar listings posted by different hospitals, which provide a more direct comparison of charges than the standard charges in the chargemaster.
Each University of Maryland Medical System affiliated hospital provides a list of average charge per case of frequently occurring inpatient diagnoses and outpatient procedures. Costs will vary based on individual patient cases and treatments.
If you would like to view estimated prices for your clinical services, choose from the following:
- UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Inpatient/Outpatient Procedures
- UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Common Diagnostic Procedures
- UM Harford Memorial Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient Procedures
- UM Harford Memorial Hospital Common Diagnostic Procedures
Charges for COVID-19 Testing
Visit Charges for COVID-19 Testing to view prices for COVID-19 testing, and insurance and billing information.