Understanding health care costs can be a daunting task. With so many factors affecting insurance payments, it may be difficult to tell what your final out-of-pocket expenses will be.
To help, UMMC offers an online calculator that provides an estimate personalized to the health services you may receive and your specific insurance coverage.
Creating a custom estimate
For patients with a UMMC MyChart account, the estimate calculator uses insurance information in your record to calculate your estimated costs. If you do not have a UMMC MyChart account, you can still create a custom estimate as a guest. You will manually enter all your specific insurance information into the calculator. The estimate will only be as accurate as the information you enter.
Combined with the specific details you enter about health care service you may receive, the calculator will produce a custom estimate of your likely expenses. It is only an estimate, so understand your final charges may vary. For example, at the time you receive treatment, it may become apparent that additional services are necessary for your care. Also, note this estimate covers only services at UMMC; your physicians’ fees may be billed separately.
Patient MyChart Calculator
Guest Access to Calculator
Call to request an estimate
If you prefer to speak to someone, you can always call our office at 1-844-838-4871 or 601-496-9303 and talk to a representative who can help you with an estimate. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST. Call volume can be high, so thank you for your patience. For the best service, please have these items on hand when you call:
- Insurance information and card
- Current Procedures Terminology (CPT) code or description of procedure
Pricing for COVID-19 diagnostic testing covered with no cost to participants
Group health plans must pay either the rate specified in a contract between the provider and the plan, or if there is no contract, a cash price published by the provider on a public internet site. UMMC's current cash price for COVID-19 diagnostic testing is $100.
Basic pricing information
In compliance with federal requirements, below is basic information about hospital prices for services provided at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's main campus in Jackson. As the state’s only academic medical center, with the only Level 1 trauma center, UMMC treats the most severe and complex health needs. Therefore, our prices are in line with academic medical centers across the country that provide a similar level of service. Pricing will vary at the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Grenada and Holmes County facilities.
University of Mississippi Medical Center DRG pricing
Part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) inpatient prospective payment system, DRGs (diagnosis-related groupings) are used by Medicare and other health insurance companies to categorize hospitalization costs and determine the appropriate payment for a patient’s hospital stay. Based on the principal diagnosis, specific secondary diagnoses, prescribed procedures, age of patient, sex of patient, and expected length of stay, this fixed payment amount covers all charges associated with an inpatient stay from the time of admission to discharge, including any services performed by an outside provider.
University of Mississippi Medical Center pricing
The prices linked below represent the hospital’s prices only. Professional fees from other providers will be billed separately where applicable. Prices may vary based on pre-existing health conditions, severity of illness, and actual procedure(s) performed. The prices listed are not what a patient may pay for the service/procedure listed. The amount you will pay depends on your insurance plan as well as any financial assistance for which you may qualify.
University of Mississippi Medical Center pharmacy pricing
The pharmacy prices linked below are based on a single unit price. The total price will vary based on the total dose of medication administered.
For more information
Please contact UMMC Customer Service toll free at 1-844-838-4871 or 601-496-9303. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST.