Rapides Regional Medical Center offers many forms of financial relief for patients without healthcare insurance (the "uninsured") needing emergent or non-elective services.
First, we have financial counselors on hand to evaluate your eligibility for various Local and State Programs, including County Assistance and Medicaid.
Charity Discount Policy
Rapides Regional Medical Center has a Charity Discount Policy that provides free hospital care for patients who have received non-elective care, do not meet the qualifications for Medicaid and whose income is less than 200% (in most cases) of the Federal Poverty Level. In order to qualify for this free care, you must complete a Financial Assistance Application and provide some documents to support your income. To access our full Charity Discount Policy, click here.
Get Covered America™
The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) allows you to compare health insurance plans and prices side by side and choose the one that fits your needs and your budget. Best of all, financial help is available. Please visit our Get Covered America™ page for more information.
Uninsured Discount Policy
For patients who do not meet the Charity Discount Policy criteria and will be expected to pay for services out of pocket, Rapides Regional Medical Center offers a managed care-like discount. All Uninsured patients (excluding those receiving cosmetic procedures and certain "package" procedures) will be given an Uninsured Discount. To access our full Uninsured Discount Policy, click here. All pricing estimates posted below already reflect the hospital's uninsured discount.
Similar to your visits to your physician's office, we expect payment at time of service. If you are ineligible for Medicaid or Charity and cannot pay your entire estimated bill, we will work with you to set up monthly payment arrangements. If, after your services are received, any additional payment is due, we will send you information about any amount you may still owe. We accept major credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.
All pricing estimates posted below already reflect the hospital's uninsured discount.
|Inpatient Services||Price Range||Hospital Stay Range|
|CARDIOLOGY - Atrial Fibrillation (Heart Arrhythmia):Quivering or spontaneous contraction of individual heart muscle fibers that causes a rapid heartbeat.||$3,745 - $11,609||2 - 6 Day(s)|
|CARDIOLOGY - Congestive Heart Failure:An inability of the heart to circulate blood effectively enough to meet the body's needs.||$4,915 - $16,126||2 - 7 Day(s)|
|CARDIOLOGY - Coronary (Heart) Atherosclerosis:A disease of the heart 's arterial vessels marked by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity in the arterial walls.||$11,629 - $36,081||2 - 6 Day(s)|
|CARDIOLOGY - Subendo Infarct, Initial:A heart attack which occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted. Oxygen can't get to the heart muscle, causing tissue damage or tissue death.||$16,214 - $34,957||2 - 9 Day(s)|
|DIGESTIVE - Acute Pancreatitis:Inflammation of the pancreas.||$6,349 - $13,168||3 - 6 Day(s)|
|DIGESTIVE - Diverticulitis of Colon (without mention of hemorrhage):Formation of a pouch (s) or sac(s) in the colon due to pressure from with the colon without hemorrhage.||$6,858 - $19,943||3 - 6 Day(s)|
|GENITOURINARY - Acute Renal Kidney Failure:The inability of the kidneys to adequately remove wastes from the bloodstream.||$5,924 - $14,747||3 - 8 Day(s)|
|GENITOURINARY - Urinary Tract Infection (UTI):Infection of the kidneys, ureters or bladder by microorganisms.||$4,279 - $9,700||3 - 6 Day(s)|
|INFECTIOUS - Cellulitis of Leg:Infection of the skin of the leg that may spread to tissue just beneath the skin's surface.||$4,200 - $9,541||2 - 5 Day(s)|
|INFECTIOUS - Septicemia:Blood poisoning-A systemic disease caused by pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria, viruses or fungi) in the blood or their toxins in the blood from a focus of infection that is accompanied by acute systemic illness.||$11,581 - $39,356||4 - 14 Day(s)|
|MEDICAL SYMPTOMS - Chest Pain:Discomfort or pain that is felt anywhere along the front of the body between the neck and upper abdomen.||$4,812 - $10,081||1 - 3 Day(s)|
|MEDICAL SYMPTOMS - Syncope and Collapse:The sudden loss of consciousness.||$4,873 - $11,489||1 - 4 Day(s)|
|OBSTETRICS - C-Section Delivery of a Newborn:Delivery of single live-born infant newborn through an abdominal incision (Cesarean section).||$6,800 - $7,907||2 - 3 Day(s)|
|OBSTETRICS - Normal Vaginal Delivery of a Newborn - Mother's Stay:Delivery requiring minimal or no assistance of a full term, single live-born infant newborn.||$3,530 - $4,760||2 - 3 Day(s)|
|OBSTETRICS - Single Liveborn Born in Hospital by Cesarean Section - Baby's Stay:Newborn delivered by cesarean section.||$1,449 - $2,717||2 - 4 Day(s)|
|OBSTETRICS - Single Liveborn Born in Hospital by Vaginal Delivery - Baby's Stay:Newborn delivered vaginally.||$1,191 - $1,793||2 - 3 Day(s)|
|ORTHOPAEDIC - Osteoarth NOS-L/Leg LOC:The breakdown of cartilage in the leg joints which leads to chronic inflammation of the joint lining.||$16,803 - $19,147||3 - 4 Day(s)|
|REHAB - Admit for rehab:Admission for rehabilitation training and/or therapy||N/A||N/A|
|RESPIRATORY - Respiratory (lung) failure:Respiratory failure (lung failure) is a condition in which patient's the level of oxygen in the blood becomes dangerously low with difficulty breathing.||$14,172 - $48,804||4 - 15 Day(s)|
|RESPIRATORY/PULMONOLOGY - Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis:Chronic obstruction of the flow of air through the airways and out of the lungs resulting in an obstruction which is generally permanent and progressive over time.||$7,341 - $15,595||3 - 7 Day(s)|
|RESPIRATORY/PULMONOLOGY - Pneumonia:Inflammation of the lungs, usually due to infection with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogenic organisms.||$4,725 - $15,921||2 - 8 Day(s)|
|VASCULAR - Cerebral Artery Occlusion with Infarction (Stroke):Stroke-bleeding within the skull or an area of brain tissue death due to a lack of oxygen.||$5,622 - $12,235||2 - 6 Day(s)|
|Outpatient Services||Price Range||Hospital Stay Range|
|AUDITORY - Tympanostomy with Tubes (Tubes in Ears):Insertion of tubes into the eardrum.||$3,008 - $3,338||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - CAT Scan:Computed tomography directs multiple beams of x-rays around a body structure being studied and uses computer imaging to produce cross sectional views of various layers of the body to evaluate soft tissues and bones.||$1,363 - $1,984||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Diagnostic Ultrasound:An imaging technique bouncing sound waves through interior body structures to display a two dimensional image of a body structure.||$293 - $515||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Mammography Diagnostic Follow-up:Radiographic imaging of the breast to screen for breast cancer.||$161 - $198||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Mammography Routine Screening:Radiographic imaging of the breast to screen for breast cancer.||$163 - $176||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - MRI:Magnetic resonance imaging is a radiation free, noninvasive technique to produce sectional images of the inside of the body in multiple, three dimensional images.||$1,061 - $1,527||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Xray (Bone, Joint):A radiologic examination to visualize a bone or joint body structure.||$118 - $182||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Xray (Chest):A radiologic examination to visualize the chest.||$134 - $186||N/A|
|DIAGNOSTIC - Xray (Tissue, Organ, Other):A radiologic examination to visualize a tissue, organ, or other body structure.||$129 - $360||N/A|
|DIGESTIVE - Colonoscopy with Biopsy and/or Lesion Removal:Removal of a piece of tissue from the colon (biopsy) for microscopic examination and/or entire abnormal area or growth (lesion) from the colon through a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the inside of the colon.||$3,344 - $4,113||N/A|
|DIGESTIVE - Diagnostic Colonoscopy:Examination of the entire colon, from the rectum to the cecum using a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the inside of the colon.||$2,364 - $3,152||N/A|
|DIGESTIVE - Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy:Examination of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine (duodenum and/or jejunum) using a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the inside of the colon.||$2,422 - $3,743||N/A|
|DIGESTIVE - Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal:Removal of the gallbladder through a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the abdominal cavity.||$9,893 - $11,434||N/A|
|DIGESTIVE - Upper GI Endoscopy with Biopsy:Examination of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine (duodenum and/or jejunum) with removal of a piece of tissue for microscopic examination using a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing.||$3,215 - $5,485||N/A|
|GYNECOLOGY - Hysteroscopy with Biopsy:Examination of the uterine cavity using a device consisting of a tube and optical system for viewing the inside of the uterus with removal of a piece of tissue for microscopic examination.||$6,888 - $7,592||N/A|
|INJECT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LUMBAR - Injection into Lower Spine:Injection of therapeutic (anesthetic, antispasmodic, steroid, other solution) substance into the lower (lumbosacral) spine, usually for pain relief.||N/A||N/A|
|OPHTHALMOLOGY - Cataract Removal with Lens Insertion:Surgery to remove a cataract and insert a prosthetic lens||N/A||N/A|
|ORTHOPAEDIC - Arthroscopy of the Knee with Removal of the Meniscus (Knee Scope).:Examination of the knee using a device consisting of tube and optical system for viewing the inside of the joint and removal of meniscus.||$10,105 - $11,146||N/A|
|SURGICAL - Debridement of Subcutaneous Tissue, first 20 square cm or less:Removal of foreign matter, contaminated or devitalized subcutaneous tissue by surgical, scrapping, or other type instrument.||$4,487 - $5,863||N/A|
|SURGICAL - Image Guided Placement, Metallic Localization Clip of Breast:Image guided placement, metallic localization clip, percutaneous, during breast biopsy/aspiration.||$1,155 - $1,587||N/A|
|VASCULAR - Blood transfusion:The physician transfuses blood or blood components to a patient. The physician establishes venous access with a needle and catheter and transfuses the blood products.||N/A||N/A|
|VASCULAR - Insertion of central venous cath:Insertion of a tunneled, centrally inserted catheter that is secured into position.||$2,027 - $8,562||N/A|
More detailed pricing information is available. If our estimated pricing information does not appear to cover your service, or if you feel you will have complicating factors requiring a more detailed query, you may call our representatives for a good faith estimate at 1-800-370-1983.
Prior To Your Call
Prior to your call, please contact your physician's office to get the specific diagnosis or procedure description.
When you call our Service Center, please have the following information available, so that we can provide you with the most accurate estimate possible:
- Description of services needed - we will need to know as much information as possible about the specific services as described by your physician.
- Type of Services needed - we need to know if you will be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient overnight, or if you are expected to be treated on an outpatient basis.
- Physician/Specialist Name - example, if you are having surgery, we will want to know the surgeon's name.
Where did this data come from?
We pulled data from the most recent calendar year to determine pricing on our most common surgical procedures and inpatient admissions.
If the hospital has not had at least 5 patients in the past year utilizing that service, "N/A" will appear in the pricing range. "Hospital Stay range" refers to an average length of stay in the hospital for inpatient admissions. Any hospital advertised prices or flat rates will supercede these rates.
What is not included in our estimates?
The estimates provided are only related to your hospital bill. Your personal physician or other physicians providing you with services related to your hospital stay or visit will bill you separately. This can include fees related to specialists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists.
Independent laboratory and radiology services will also bill you separately for reading and interpreting EKG's, X-rays, EEG's and lab work. If you have questions about those bills, please call the number printed on their statements.
When you have made an informed decision and are ready to proceed with services at our facility, you should contact your physician's office to ask to have your service scheduled.
Pre-registration is available to all scheduled patients prior to the date of service and expedites the admission process. All registration information will be obtained over the telephone.
When you arrive at the facility, you will be required to provide your identification, finalize financial arrangements and sign a few forms before going to the department.