Quality and Outcomes Reports - Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Center
Liver Disorders Charges
Why we measure it - It is important to us, our patients and families that we provide the best care possible at a competitive price.
What this means - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's charges are lower per visit for liver disorders 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 children with liver disorders at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin compared to PHIS peers. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Many of our gastroenterology specialists are listed in the 2009-2010 Best Doctors in America® database. The 40,000 U.S. physicians who make the list represent the top 5 percent of the nation's practicing board-certified physicians.
- We have a highly specialized outpatient surgery area staffed by nurses and other pediatric experts trained in the care of our patients. They keep the unit running smoothly, anticipate parents' questions and provide education to parents on what to look for and how to take care of their child at home.
- We provide medically necessary health care to patients in our service area regardless of their ability to pay.
- If patients are unable to pay their portion of the bill, our financial counselors can help with a payment plan. We have several options available such as a monthly payment plan, self-pay discounts or other financial assistance.
Patients and families:
- Be an advocate for your child. Participate in daily bedside clinical discussions, and provide any information about your child that may be helpful to staff.
- Follow medical instructions fully and carefully before and after surgery.
- Ask questions if you don't understand the plan of care or if you are not sure how to care for your child at home.
- Attend any and all follow-up appointments.
- 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 and 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 physicians' 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.