The Price of Medicare Procedures in California
This table shows the 100 most frequently charged procedures/diagnosis in California to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). This table will give a basic idea of the cost of medicare for hospital procedures. Hospitals determine what they bill according to a "chargemaster". The charge master serves as a price point for the beginning of negotiations between you and the health care provider.
As part of the Obama administration’s goal to make our healthcare more accountable, transparent and affordable the CMS.gov has released data from more then 3000 hospitals that receive payments for the 100 highest frequently billed charges under Medicare. For more information visit CMS.gov.