Effective January 1, 2019, hospitals are required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to share a listing of their current standard charges on their website. This Charge Description Master (CDM) list contains prices for all medical-related fees before any insurance billing is applied. WVU Medicine is supportive of price transparency, and all facilities have publicized their standard charges. It is important for patients to speak with their insurer and understand their health insurance coverage. This CDM list allows WVU Medicine to generate claims that are submitted for reimbursement.