Quality and Outcomes Reports - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Charges
Why we measure it - It is important to us, patients, families and insurance providers that we provide the best care possible at a competitive price.
What this means - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's charges are slightly higher per visit for inflammatory bowel diseases compared to our Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) peers while keeping survival rates high.
About the data - These data reflect the average adjusted charge per visit for inflammatory bowel disease at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin compared to PHIS peers. Visits with extremely high and low charges in both Children's Hospital's and PHIS's inflammatory bowel disease data have been removed to standardize the data set. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We provide medically necessary health care to patients in our service area regardless of their ability to pay.
- Several payment plans are available to families including credit card payment, a monthly payment plan, self-pay discounts and other financial assistance. Financial counselors can work with families on choosing payment options.
Patients and families:
- Bring your insurance card with you to your appointment so we can accurately file your claim for you.
- If your insurance plan requires a referral, make sure your primary care physician gives proper authorization for your visit to Children's Hospital.
- Understand that Children's Hospital clinics are not typical doctor's offices. Your insurance might apply hospital outpatient charges to your deductible or insurance co-payment.
- Be prepared to pay your co-payment at the time of your visit.
- If your child was seen in the hospital or clinic, you might receive more than one bill. Children's Hospital bills for clinic staff, supplies, medical records, etc. The Medical College of Wisconsin bills for the physician's services.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day by calling our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- As appointments are scheduled, the Gastroenterology Center will contact you to arrange transfer of any pertinent patient documentation, including test results and growth charts.
- Please contact Deb Wallner, Gastroenterology nurse manager or Pamela Fraser, Gastroenterology program director with any questions or concerns about the GI Service. They can be reached at (414) 266-2971.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
- Care guidelines for medical professionals
- Educational materials
- Pocket Directory
If you have questions about this information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.