Understanding Health Care Costs
Many patients are concerned about the cost of health care services and it is Lee Health’s intent to make information about our charges available.
Our goal is to help patients understand their health insurance coverage and what might be owed for services we provide.
How much do procedures typically cost?
While the cost to treat your unique case or condition may vary slightly, we post our system's average costs for the most common inpatient and outpatient procedures, as well as common laboratory, diagnostic tests and other costs. Click on the type of cost you are interested in to see the average cost, and discounts that might be available to you. Remember that your physician's orders could impact the cost for services you receive.
To see how our hospitals' average stay and costs compare in Lee County, click here.
- Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) data on hospital pricing and performance is available on the Internet on The Agency for Health Care Administration Web site. Pricing and performance data provided by AHCA is a compilation of charges for the average patient, and your bill may vary from the average depending on a number of factors.
How is the money spent?
Lee Health does not receive financial support from taxes. We depend on payments from insurers and patients to keep our hospitals running and continue to provide high quality health care in our region. Click here for a breakdown of what Lee Health pays for with the money we receive for services.
Hospital Standard Charges
Lee Health recognizes the importance of patients’ access to information and is committed to helping patients better anticipate out-of-pocket costs for a specific service or course of treatment. The links below can provide further guidance on our charges which complies with Affordable Care Act Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act. The law requires that each hospital operating within the United States, for each year, establish and make public a list of the hospital’s standard charges for items and services provided by the hospital. Lee Health’s Charge Description Master, also known as CDM, contains the prices of all services, goods and procedures for which a separate charge exists.
Important note: The list of charges on the CDM is not an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for services at Lee Health. Your out-of-pocket costs will depend upon actual services that you receive; and any insurance coverage you may have.