About My Bill


A Charge Description Master (CDM), also known as a "chargemaster," is a comprehensive and hospital-specific listing of each item that could be billed to a patient, payers or other health care provider.

Since the CDM is an extremely large and complex document, we believe it best to have a member of our financial services staff available during the review to interpret it and answer questions.

Many medical procedures include multiple components: your hospital room charge, lab charges, diagnostics, pharmacy, therapy, and more. Each patient and each diagnosis is individual, and therefore the charges to each patient vary.

Patients are welcome to ask a Scripps financial counselor to help estimate the cost of a potential hospital stay. This often requires detailed information from the patient's physician.

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Scripps Health Charge Description Master is available for review by appointment during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling 858-657-4080.