Monthly Archives: January 2015

Charge Description Master (CDM)

The Charge Description Master (CDM), or chargemaster, is a comprehensive listing of items that could be billed to a patient, payer or healthcare provider.

Effective July 1, 2004, the State of California established the Payer’s Bill of Rights, which requires that each hospital:

  1. Make a copy of its CDM available to the public
  2. Have available by request a list of the 25 most common procedures or services and three room rates

In compliance with California Law, a hardcopy of Coalinga Regional Medical Center’s chargemaster is available to the public for viewing Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays) by visiting:

Patient Financial Services
Coalinga Regional Medical Center
1191 Phelps Avenue
Coalinga, CA 93210
Phone: 935-6469