Children's Hospital Colorado

Our Most Common Inpatient Charges

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we are committed to consumer transparency and quality. It's important to us that patients and families have the information they need about the cost of care within our system. That's why we supported state legislation in 2017 requiring health facilities in Colorado to publicly post charges for the 50 most common inpatient charges and the 25 most common outpatient charges for patients who do not have insurance (also called "self-pay"). We are including the locations for these services as required by law.

Do these inpatient charges represent the total cost of care?

The charges listed for these healthcare services are estimates of what to expect for the most common inpatient charges for patients without health insurance. Charges may vary based on the circumstances at the time that the service is rendered.

Charges are determined based on how involved the illness or injury is and the patient’s specific needs and resources required (such as time with nurses and technical staff, special equipment and other services, only some of which occur at the bedside). The inpatient charges below do not include physician other certain health care providers' services at Children's Colorado.

Patients may receive a separate bill for these services because when you see a doctor or specialist at Children's Colorado, you'll receive two bills: one from us and one from your provider or providers. This is because our doctors don't work directly for the hospital; they have privileges to practice at our hospital.

For more information, please read our billing guide for families.

I have health insurance. Will my charges be the same?

This information does not apply to patients who have health insurance coverage through Medicaid, other government programs, an employer, or the private insurance market. If a patient has health insurance, the amount the patient owes will depend on their plan and can include deductibles, co-payments and co-insurances.

If you have health insurance, you should call your health insurer to determine accurate information about your financial responsibility for a particular health care service provided at Children's Colorado. If you have questions about your bill, please contact our Patient Financial Services team at 720-777-6422.

Who should I call if I am uninsured and have questions?

If you are not covered by insurance, please call us at 720-777-7001 to talk to a financial counselor to discuss payment options prior to receiving a health care service from Children's Colorado. They are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What if the condition that I need information about is not listed here?

If you are looking for information about a condition that is not listed here, please call us at 720-777-0720 to speak with a patient cost estimate specialist.

Most common inpatient charges by location

The following tables show our average self-pay rates for All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group (APR-DRG) classification system.

APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
21 Craniotomy except for trauma $98,796
53 Seizure $27,249
54 Migraine and other headaches $25,337
58 Other disorders of the nervous system $47,355
113 Infections of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat and voice box) $20,989
131 Respiratory system diagnosis with ventilator breathing support for more than 96 hours $102,220
132 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and other chronic respiratory diseases that begin in the perinatal period $62,543
133 Respiratory failure $29,571
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $18,301
139 Other pneumonia $29,959
141 Asthma $14,777
160 Major cardiothoracic repair of a heart anomaly (open heart surgery for congenital heart disease) $158,061
167 Other cardiothoracic thoracic vascular procedures $99,315
230 Major small bowel procedures $52,240
231 Major large bowel procedures $67,391
233 Appendectomy with complex principal diagnosis $40,663
248 Major gastrointestinal peritoneal infections $33,104
249 Other gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting $26,407
254 Other digestive system diagnoses $19,344
303 Dorsal and lumbar fusion procedure for curvature of back $101,374
308 Hip and femur fracture repair $42,930
309 Other significant hip and femur surgery $71,681
346 Connective tissue disorders $39,979
383 Cellulitis and other skin infections $22,164
420 Thyroid, parathyroid and thyroglossal procedures $18,526
421 Malnutrition, failure to thrive and other nutritional disorders $37,177
463 Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTIs) $29,268
540 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders (cesarean delivery) $62,677
560 Menstrual and other female reproductive system disorders (vaginal delivery) $27,574
633 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), with major anomaly $104,657
634 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds) with major respiratory conditions $56,871
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate with or without other problem $15,806
660 Major hematologic/immunologic diagnosis excluding sickle cell $34,700
662 Sickle cell anemia crisis $29,954
663 Other anemia disorders of blood-forming organs $20,658
695 Chemotherapy for acute leukemia $38,119
696 Other chemotherapy $35,223
720 Septicemia and disseminated infections $152,540
721 Post-operative, post-traumatic or other device infections $48,374
751 Major depressive disorders and other/unspecified psychoses $35,457
753 Bipolar disorders $46,021
754 Depression except major depressive disorder $25,476
755 Adjustment disorders except depressive disorder $40,043
756 Acute anxiety and delirium states $24,306
758 Behavioral disorders $32,256
759 Eating disorders $34,914
812 Poisoning of medicinal agents $11,539
815 Other complications of treatment $46,449
817 Overdose $17,654
951 Moderately extensive procedure unrelated to principal diagnosis $43,265
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
113 Infections of upper respiratory tract $21,165
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $18,120
139 Other pneumonia $17,557
141 Asthma $13,739
640 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds) with major anomaly $5,988
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $15,932
139 Other pneumonia $17,504
141 Asthma $12,728
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate with or without other problem $5,972
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
53 Seizure $21,017
113 Infections of the upper respiratory tract $13,823
132 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and other chronic respiratory diseases that begin in the perinatal period $109,110
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $14,452
139 Other pneumonia $15,012
141 Asthma $15,359
143 Other respiratory diagnoses except signs, symptoms, and minor diagnoses $18,027
144 Respiratory diagnoses with signs, symptoms (including minor diagnoses) $11,732
243 Major esophageal disorders $23,210
254 Other digestive system diagnoses $94,351
309 Other significant hip & femur surgery $26,618
420 Thyroid, parathyroid and thyroglossal procedures $18,985
421 Malnutrition, failure to thrive and other nutritional disorders $79,914
463 Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTIs) $20,829
612 Neonate birthweight between 1500 and 2499 grams (3.3 and 5.5 pounds), with major procedure $212,315
622 Neonate birthweight between 1500 and 2499 grams (3.3 and 5.5 pounds), with respiratory distress syndrome $124,784
634 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds) with respiratory distress syndrome or other major respiratory conditions $82,289
639 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), with other significant conditions $41,088
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate with or without other problem $19,504
720 Septicemia and disseminated infections $34,828
812 Poisoning of medicinal agents $11,105
815 Other complications of treatment $25,014
951 Moderately extensive procedure unrelated to principal diagnosis $50,873
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