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Health Care Costs


Health Care Costs

We know our patients want information about the quality of care we provide, and the costs associated with that care.

We support healthcare cost transparency to help consumers make informed decisions about their care. To support this effort, San Mateo Medical Center annually publishes its hospital Charge Description Master, which is a list of all hospital procedures we offer and the cost.

As of January 1, 2021, San Mateo Medical Center is providing additional information under the new CMS Transparency rule as set forth by regulation, including: (1) a comprehensive machine-readable file of all services, including standard charges, the discounted cash price and the Medicare Advantage/Medi-Cal Managed Care negotiated rates; and (2) a display of 300 common, or “shoppable,” services in a consumer-friendly format and the associated average charge, discounted cash price and negotiated rates with Medicare Advantage / Medi-Cal Managed Care payers. Please note this data does not reflect out-of-pocket costs for insured patients. The data also does not reflect all of the discounts for which uninsured patients may be eligible.

If you would like an estimate for a planned procedure or surgery, please contact our Revenue Integrity Team at 650-573-2120.

2021 San Mateo Medical Center Pricing


* The prices listed in the San Mateo Medical Center Charge Description Master are effective December 31, 2020 and may change at any time.
** The prices listed in the San Mateo Medical Center Common Same-Day Surgery and Procedure List are estimates and may change based on circumstances and medical necessity.