In the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule for 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires hospitals to provide a list of their standard charges in machine readable format ( e.g. XML, CSV) as of January 1, 2019. The rule allows hospitals to determine how best to provide a list of their standard charges (their charge master or another form of their choice). The information below will assist you with developing and implementing your transparency policies and information.
More Information can be found on the AHA Community Connections website. If you have questions, please contact Audrey Dunkel at (785) 276-3116.
KHA members now have the opportunity to purchase a KHA Charge Data Report. Designed to facilitate charge master review, this analytic report can be used to benchmark individual facility's charges by procedure against regional and state averages. The data source for the report is the KHA outpatient discharge data. Only those facilities participating in the outpatient data collection program have access to the report.
The current report includes outpatient visits from July 2017 to June 2018. The report is provided in an Excel file that includes (purchasing) hospital, region and state reports with comparisons by bed-size and hospital type. The cost of the report is $1,200. Please contact Sally Othmer at (785) 233-7436 for additional information.