How to Figure Out Your Charges
To budget for your healthcare expenses, it helps to know what your bills will look like. There are three ways to estimate your charges and expenses.
- Contact Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company can let you know if your service is covered, how much you need to pay when you have an appointment, and if you have deductibles you will need to pay out of pocket before your insurance company contributes to your bill.
- Get an Estimate
After you have contacted your insurance company, call the Cash and Insurance Pricing Line, 310-423-4890, to get a billing estimate before you receive services. If you do not have insurance, simply call this number after you have visited your doctor and know what services you need.
- Review the Chargemaster
For a general overview of how your healthcare charges may be broken down, the Charge Description Master (CDM), or chargemaster, is a list of items that may be billed to a patient, insurance company or healthcare provider.
Charges for common procedures list includes charges to help you estimate future expenses.
You can also review this information in person, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (excluding holidays) by visiting:
Cedars-Sinai Finance Department
6500 Wilshire Blvd., Ninth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048