At Sparrow, the needs of our Patients always come first. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities by providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time.
With healthcare reform, increasing copays and deductibles, insurance plans encouraging low cost options, and increased focus on healthcare costs, consumers want more information on healthcare prices. We are committed to supporting healthcare price transparency by providing you with information you need to understand the costs of care and make informed decisions.
Hospital prices are established based on several factors. First, the direct cost of staff, supplies, drug(s), and/or the equipment for that particular service or item. Second, a markup is added to each price to account for the administrative expenses involved in operating a large hospital. These include expenses for technology, registration and billing, regulatory compliance, building and facility expenses, housekeeping, food and nutrition, and many others.
Below are links to pricing information for all of our hospital locations, along with a Standard Charges and Estimate FAQ. The information is presented in the following format:
CPT/HCPC Code - Health care procedure codes based on the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology
NDC - National Drug Code
Revenue Code - Descriptions charged for hospital services provided to a patient
A description of each item or service
Gross Charge/Unit - The charge for an individual item or service that is reflected on a hospital’s chargemaster, absent any discounts
Discounted Cash Price - The charge that applies to an individual who pays cash, or cash equivalent, for a hospital item or service
Minimum Negotiated Charge - The lowest charge that a hospital has negotiated with all third-party payers for an item or service
Maximum Negotiated Charge - The highest charge that a hospital has negotiated with all third-party payers for an item or service
Payer-specific Negotiated Charge - The charge that a hospital has negotiated with a third-party payer for an item or service (please note that the final payment from the payer may be different than those displayed in the file)
These prices are for Sparrow Hospital only and do not include physician’s fees from a surgeon, pathologist, anesthesiologist or radiologist.
Pricing Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like pricing information on procedures not listed in the machine readable file or on our Estimate Your Cost page please contact The Sparrow Estimates Team by email at EstimatesTeam@sparrow.org or by phone at 517.364.6070.
In compliance with the Public Health Service Act, Sparrow provides a machine-readable file with all standard charges for hospital services in a downloadable file format:
Professional Billing Machine Readable File
Sparrow Carson Hospital Machine Readable File
Sparrow Clinton Hospital Machine Readable File
Sparrow Eaton Hospital Readable File
Sparrow Ionia Hospital Machine Readable File
Sparrow Main (Lansing) hospital Machine Readable File
Sparrow Specialty Hospital Readable File
Anyone seeking care at Sparrow not covered by insurance or who cannot afford their deductible or coinsurance amounts can access our Community Financial Aid program. In 2012, Sparrow provided more than $34 million in charity care and uncollectible accounts.