As of January 1, 2019 all hospitals are required to place their Charge
Description Master (CDM) online for consumers to better understand the
price of their healthcare.
Price transparency is very important and consumers deserve to understand,
in advance, what their healthcare will cost. Please note that the CDM
is not the best way to achieve this outcome.
A CDM is a list of services along with an associated “charge”.
Please note that these are “charges” not prices.
The actual cost or price you will pay for services depends on your insurance plan.
No consumer is responsible for the full charge amount
CDMs are utilized because of the complex healthcare payment system in our
country. In this system, payments are received from both government and
commercial payers based on services that are listed on the CDM and the
Everyone receives a discount of the CDM charge. This includes Medicare,
Medicaid, commercial payers, and even individuals who pay themselves.
The charges that are listed on the document can be misleading and confusing
Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) has varying contracts with commercial insurance
companies. Each has its own formula in order to determine the price that
is owed. The variability between insurance plans is too great for us to
place a convenient formula online that would make this an easy equation.
TAH is fully committed to making our prices transparent for all consumers.
Currently TAH patients can contact a TAH financial counselor at 814-827-1851
ext. 2060 who can provide an estimate based on your specific insurance plan.
here to download a copy of Titusville Area Hospital’s Charge Description Master.
Line items on the TAH CDM download file that have no charge amount or a
charge of one cent are used for statistical tracking or are priced at
the time of service. The data file includes two tabs: Charges for all
non-pharmacy items and Charges for all pharmacy items.