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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

Research

Coccidioidomycosis-associated Hospitalizations, California, USA, 2000–2011

Gail SondermeyerComments to Author , Lauren Lee, Debra Gilliss, Farzaneh Tabnak, and Duc Vugia
Author affiliations: California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA

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Table 5

Total and average annual charges, by expected source of payment category, for coccidioidomycosis-associated hospitalizations, California, 2000–2011*

Payment category % Total categories Total, US $ Average annual total, US $
Private coverage 32 713,390,109 59,449,176
Government 62 1,388,671,670 115,722,639
Medi-Cal 27 595,837,721 49,653,143
Medicare 25 567,965,499 47,330,458
Other government 7 161,878,874 13,489,906
County indigent programs 3 62,989,577 5,249,131
Self-pay 4 92,892,777 7,741,065
Workers compensation 1 18,209,024 1,517,419
Other payer 1 11,775,902 981,325
Other indigent <1 7,553,126 629,427
Invalid/unknown <1 593,365 118,673
Total 100 2,233,085,973 186,159,724

*Unknown, invalid, and missing charges were excluded from this analysis. Charity care charges coded as $1 were also excluded. Approximately 8% of hospitalizations were missing total charge data. These charges are not adjusted for inflation.

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