I have looked through several data sources--OSHPD, HCUP, Medicare--looking for any data (restricted or public use) on what uninsured patients "actually" pay (as opposed to what they were initially charged) for their health care services.
So far, all I can find is data on the "total charges". These refer to the patients sum total of his/her chargemaster price billing--not the amount actually paid. Any pointers of where I should look? Whether I should stop looking altogether? or Look closer at something I might have missed in the data sources that I have looked at so far?
EDIT: PLEASE READ To clarify my earlier post--I am looking for a dataset that has both the "initial hospital charge" and "actually paid" amounts by the patient and where you can identify the hospital they went to (at least by a hospital id). If only "actual payment" data is available then I would need to have the hospitals be identified so that I can match it to publicly available chargemaster data (which is to my knowledge currently only available in California).
Any information on the availability (or total absence) of this data would be greatly appreciated!