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Price Transparency: Consumer-Friendly Shoppable Services and Comprehensive Machine Readable File

In compliance with 2015 (79 FR 50146) and subsequent Section 2718 (e) of the Public Health Service Act 2019 (83 FR 41144), we are providing two methods to comply with CMS Price Transparency requirements.

Consumer-Friendly Shoppable Services

Consumer can calculate price estimates of services. Use the link to access the Guest Estimates shoppable services tool.

To access guest estimate shoppable services, click on "Guest Estimates" at MyUCDavisHealth.

Comprehensive Machine Readable File

Standard charges for UC Davis Health services are made available here for your review. This listing of average charges is called the "charge master." Hospital pricing is complex, in part because most health insurers require significant discounts in the prices they pay for their members’ services as part of agreeing to a contract with a hospital. In addition, UC Davis Health participates with Medicare and Medicaid programs which stipulate reimbursement rates and patient copay amounts.

For charge master disclosure purposes, the rates listed represent the highest amount charged for the service listed – most people, however, pay less than these listed amounts. Charges are the dollar amount a provider sets for services rendered before negotiated rates and discounts. Charges are not always reflective of the price you will pay for the services provided. In addition, we have provided a listing of services by DRG (Diagnosis-Related Group) and CPT Codes (Current Procedural Terminology).

The machine readable file contains information related to our payor’s contractual rates, minimum and maximum rates calculated within the group of payors and the UCDH Self Pay policy and procedure. Certain contractual rates may vary based on various factors including length of stay, hence the values will be listed as [Variable].

The information contained in this file is current as of the last upload. Charges are subject to periodic changes.

The hospital charges on our CDM are listed by items and subject to change.

COVID-19 Testing

UC Davis Health offers COVID-19 testing to its patients. The self-pay rate for COVID-19 Molecular PCR test (CPT 87635) which involves the use of a nasal pharyngeal swab to determine if a patient has COVID-19 is $120. The serology test (CPT 86769) is a blood test for IGG and IGM antibodies and the self-pay rate is $42 for each test. These rates are consistent with reimbursement established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Patients seeking an estimate of personal liability should contact UC Davis Health Customer Service:

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Phone: 916-734-9200
Toll-Free: 800-551-9411
TDD: 916-734-9230