Policy and procedure for updating charge master

These statutes require all licensed general acute care hospitals, psychiatric acute hospitals, and special hospitals in California to make certain pricing information available to the public and to submit this information annually to OSHPD.Health facilities licensed as a Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital or a Psychiatric Health Facility are exempt from these requirements.Each hospital must submit the above documents together as attachments to one e-mail to OSHPD at [email protected], or submit on one Compact Disc (CD) by mail to: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Accounting and Reporting Systems Section, 2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 1100, Sacramento, CA 95833.To obtain modifications to the requirements specified for electronic file formats, effective date of the documents, submission date of the documents, or methods of submitting electronic files, hospitals must file written requests for modification with OSHPD.Please exercise caution when interpreting OSHPD data.The use of improper assumptions and analytical methods may result in erroneous or misleading conclusions.Hospitals are encouraged to use the optional form to report the required list of average charges for 25 common outpatient procedures. To download Statewide Benchmark Top 25 DRGs based on a hospitals inpatient services, click here.Two reporting requirements established by AB 1627 remain intact.

Hospital chargemasters and related pricing information are available online.

Each hospital is still required to annually submit a copy of its chargemaster and an estimate of the percentage change in the hospital's gross revenue due to any price change during the 12-month period beginning with the effective date of the previous chargemaster filed.

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