Billing and Insurance
Health care bills and insurance can be confusing, especially if you're dealing with a complex condition, multiple doctors and different treatments. The information you'll find here is designed to help you understand the bills you receive. You'll also find helpful financial and insurance resources.
Cook Children's is strongly committed to working with industry partners to improve meaningful price transparency by communicating effectively with patients, helping patients qualify for financial assistance, and making care more affordable for those qualifying for financial assistance.
The listings of service descriptions and associated standard charges in the link above are provided for the purpose of complying with Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act, as enacted by the Affordable Care Act, requiring hospitals to make public a list of the hospital's standard charges for items and services provided by the hospital. These listings represent gross charges for services and are not meant to reflect in any manner the patient responsibility or out-of-pocket cost that a given patient may be expected to pay.
No Surprises Act
Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act will protect patients from receiving surprise medical bills in certain instances. It will also ensure that patients are not involved in reimbursement negotiations between health care providers and insurers.
Health insurance guide
Information to help families better understand health insurance. Because when it comes to your child's health, it's important to know what is and isn't covered, and what you can do to ensure that your child has access to the right care.