Saratoga Hospital Charges
Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Care Act requires that each hospital operating within the United States, for each year, establish (and update) and make public a list of the hospital’s standard charges for items and services provided by the Hospital, including for diagnosis-related groups (DRG) established under section 1886(d) (4) of the Social Security Act. Effective January 1, 2019, hospitals are required to make available a list of their current standard charges via the Internet in a machine-readable format to be updated annually, or more often as appropriate.
To comply with these reporting requirements Saratoga Hospital is making available a machine-readable version of Saratoga Hospital’s Charge Description Master (CDM) and a Listing of Average Charges by MS-DRG. The CDM and Listing of Average Charges by MS-DRG does not include physician or other professional provider charges.
A patient’s potential financial liability is dependent on various factors that may include actual charges for services provided, insurer negotiated payment rates and patient deductible and coinsurance responsibilities, government established payment rates and defined patient co-insurance and deductible responsibilities, secondary insurance benefits, qualifying financial aid and prompt pay discounts.
The pricing information contained in the CDM and Listing of Average Charges by MS-DRG are meant to be informational and are not necessarily reflective of the patient’s final financial liability.
If you have questions or need an estimate for services, you wish to schedule with Saratoga Hospital please call (518) 886-5075. We also recommend that you should also contact your specific insurance plan for potential financial liability.
Saratoga Hospital Charge Description Master (CDM)
The Charge Description Master (CDM), or chargemaster, is a comprehensive listing of items that could be billed to a patient, payor, or healthcare provider. Click here to download the xlsx and view the list.
Saratoga Hospital Listing of Average Charges by MS-DRG
The Listing of Average Charges by MS_DRG is a comprehensive listing of inpatient charges by individual DRG. Click here to download the xlsx and view the list.