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 is 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.

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 $112,167
53 Seizure $23,253
54 Migraine other headaches $19,244
58 Other disorders of nervous system $27,538
98 Other ear, nose, mouth throat procedures $34,235
113 Infections of upper respiratory tract $17,423
131 Cystic fibrosis - pulmonary disease $80,209
132 Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and other chronic respiratory diseases arising in the perinatal period $22,649
133 Respiratory failure $42,482
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $19,490
139 Other pneumonia $20,135
141 Asthma $13,991
143 Other respiratory diagnoses except signs, symptoms and minor diagnoses $19,075
167 Other cardiothoracic procedures $101,223
221 Major small large bowel procedures $107,420
225 Appendectomy $32,417
248 Major gastrointestinal peritoneal infections $33,764
249 Other gastroenteritis, nausea and vomiting $22,784
254 Other digestive system diagnoses $28,750
303 Dorsal and lumbar fusion procedure for curvature of back $88,440
308 Hip femur procedures for trauma except joint replacement $35,298
309 Other significant hip femur surgery $58,314
346 Connective tissue disorders $35,520
383 Cellulitis other skin infections $14,962
383 Cellulitis other bacterial skin infections $44,277
420 Diabetes $15,689
421 Malnutrition, failure to thrive other nutritional disorders $27,455
463 Kidney and urinary tract infections $20,978
540 Cesarean delivery $46,327
560 Vaginal delivery $36,680
633 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), with major anomaly $39,740
639 Neonate birthweight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), with other significant conditions $18,400
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate $11,749
660 Major hematologic/immunologic diagnosis excluding sickle cell $45,407
663 Other anemia disorders of blood blood-forming organs $14,819
693 Chemotherapy $47,067
696 Other chemotherapy $30,281
720 Septicemia disseminated infections $56,269
721 Post-operative, post-traumatic, other device infection $17,533
722 Fever $17,109
723 Viral illness $29,796
751 Major depressive disorders and other/unspecified psychoses $22,915
753 Bipolar disorders $26,059
754 Depression except major depressive disorder $18,899
755 Adjustment disorders except depressive disorder $35,337
759 Eating disorders $26,231
812 Poisoning of medicinal agents $15,688
815 Other injury, poisoning toxic effect diagnoses $40,499
861 Signs, symptoms and other factors influencing health status $20,482
951 Moderately extensive procedure unrelated to principal diagnosis $86,207
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $10,464
139 Other pneumonia $10,956
141 Asthma $7,585
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)pneumonia $13,382
139 Other pneumonia $10,580
141 Asthma $13,561
383 Cellulitis other skin infections $10,477
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate $6,637
APR-DRG Brief description of medical condition Average self-pay rate
138 Bronchiolitis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia $14,124
139 Other pneumonia $13,085
141 Asthma $17,837
640 Neonate birth weight greater than 2499 grams (5.5 pounds), normal newborn or neonate $5,828

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