Information for Patients
Payment of hospitalization fees
Billing for hospitalization fees
- For inpatients, we will calculate hospitalization fees as of the last day of each month and give them their bill on the 10th or later in the following month.
- Inpatients being discharged from the hospital, we provide them with a bill that covers fees up to their discharge date. If we cannot finalize the bill until the discharge date, we will send the bill by mail at a later date.
- If you do not wish the hospital to issue a statement of medical expenses, please fill out a form to stop the statement's issuance at your ward's staff station. Also, if you want to resume its issuance, please fill out another form at the station to that effect.
- The hospital has an Emergency and Critical Care Center. If it is difficult carry out an operation or clinical laboratory test on inpatients as scheduled in order to deal with emergency cases, we may ask inpatients to reschedule these procedures and/or be discharged from the hospital for the time being.
Also, if it is difficult to carry out a scheduled surgery or clinical laboratory testing on inpatients due to their conditions, etc., we may ask them to leave the hospital. Even if they are discharged from the hospital due to such unavoidable circumstances, we will ask them to pay the hospitalization fees due.
Your understanding of and cooperation with the hospital's medical care policy is much appreciated.
How to pay the hospitalization fees
|Payment at the hospital (Cash, credit card, debit card)||
|Registered mail for cash||
Please be sure to keep your receipt
- We ask you to keep the payment receipt because that is necessary for claiming high-cost medical expense benefits and medical expense deductions.
- We will not reissue the receipt.
- If a patient needs such a document, we will issue a "certificate of payment" for a fee of 2,200 yen (including the consumption tax) per copy.
- For details, please ask the person in charge at Hospital Care Fee Office, Medical Affairs Division.
How to calculate hospitalization fees
Hospitalization fees are calculated based on two methods. One is the "Fee-for-Service system," in which all medical services provided to the patient are converted into points and added up. The other is the "Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) system," in which the basic hospitalization charge per day is decided according to the illness the patient has been diagnosed with.
Fee-for-Service and DPC systems
Chiba University Hospital adopts the DPC system
- Under the DPC system, the basic hospitalization charge per day is decided according to the illness the patient has been diagnosed with (in accordance with the classification of diseases by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), in addition to fees that are not included in the DPC system. Not included in the DPC system are medical services that must be calculated by the Fee-for-Service system, such as operations, anesthesia and certain types of clinical laboratory testing. Also, if you have asked to use hospital pajamas, the issuance of documents, or other services whose expenses must be borne by the patient, the expenses will be added to the hospitalization fees.
- After an inpatient's hospitalized period exceeds the hospitalization period stipulated for each illness (as classified by the ministry), the patient will be asked to pay their fees based on the Fee-for-Service system.
- If the name of the disease the patient is diagnosed with when they are admitted to the hospital is altered and its change is finalized at the time of discharge, we will recalculate and adjust the fees based on the finalized diagnosis of the illness (as classified by the ministry).
- For details, please ask your attending physician or the person in charge at Hospital Care Fee Office, Medical Affairs Division.
In case the hospitalization period extends beyond 180 days
- If a patient's total hospitalization period, including his or her stay at other medical institution(s), extends beyond 180 days* (except patients who are in circumstances separately specified by the Health, Labor and Welfare Minister), he or she must pay the following additional fee per day.
|Basic hospitalization charge by a hospital that has one nurse caring for seven patients||Basic hospitalization charge plus 2,592 yen.|
*The total period of hospitalization, etc., is calculated based on what the Health, Labor and Welfare Minister specifies.