Hospital Price Transparency

We will ALWAYS treat patients in our Emergency Department regardless of insurance status.

Brookdale accepts health plans from most insurance carriers, including those listed below and Medicare.
We update our providers frequently, so call us at 718.240.5000 if you have questions about insurance coverage.

Hospital Price Transparency

Hospital price transparency can assist patients to understand the cost of a hospital item or service before receiving it.  Starting January 1, 2021, each hospital operating in the United States is required to provide clear, accessible pricing information online about the items and services they provide in two ways:

  1. As a comprehensive machine-readable file with all items and services.
  2. As a display of shoppable services in a consumer-friendly format.

This information can be accessed here.  This information can assist consumers to shop and compare prices across hospitals and estimate the cost of care before going to the hospital.  Please note that the use of these files may not be the most accurate method to provide the cost of health care, as the actual services you receive may differ from those presented and may depend on your insurance provider or you eligibility for financial assistance.  Please contact the financial counselors at the OBH hospital you are planning to visit (718-240-5240), to obtain more accurate estimates.

Consider these factors that may affect the cost of health care

These files contain information derived from contracts with OBH

The actual cost of your procedure may be higher or lower based on factors specific to your case, such as your length of stay in the hospital and the complexity of your medical condition.  Additionally, co-insurance and/or deductibles may impact your out-of-pocket expenses.  If you have questions regarding an estimated charge, please contact our billing customer service team.

You may be billed for other charges

The contract information reflects hospital charges/payments only.  They do not include physician or other provider fees that may be billed separately from the hospital fees.  You may receive bills from multiple physicians for their services, including the anesthesiologist, hospitalist, pathologist, radiologist, cardiologist, emergency room physician and other specialists who participate in your care.  If you have questions regarding the bill for their services, please contact the individual provider.

Participating Insurance Plans

A list of insurance plans participating with OBH is provided here.

Please note that some providers who may be involved in your care may not participate in the same insurance plans covering care at OBH.  Therefore, we recommend you check with the physician arranging for hospital services to determine if the physician participates in a plan that covers your care.

The Standard Charge information provided in the file is made available as required by applicable law (see, Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 180) for individuals seeking hospital items and services and the limited purposes as specified in the applicable statutes and regulations.  Any other use or disclosure of this information whether in part or in whole, alone or in combination with other information, including repots and analysis derived from the data provided is prohibited.  The Standard Charge data includes elements of negotiated arrangements between Hospital and payers set forth in contractual agreements and the parties to these agreements may have rights to maintain such information as confidential and subject to the protections of trade secrets.

OUT OF NETWORK (SURPRISE BILL) DISCLOSURE

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UNINSURED OR IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?

We recognize that there are occasions when patients in need of care have difficulty paying for the services provided.

For those times, Brookdale has developed a Financial Aid Program that provides discounts to qualifying individuals based on income.  In addition, we can help you apply for free or low-cost insurance if you qualify.

Please contact our Financial Counselor at 718-240-5240 or go to the Brookdale Hospital Financial Office on the fourth floor of the Snapper Building at 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212 for free confidential assistance.

Click here for additional information on Financial Assistance.