If you have medical insurance that covers international care, please share your benefit card as we will need the insurance company name, contact information, and policy number to initiate the financial clearance process. NewYork-Presbyterian has contracts with several international insurance companies. We will contact the patient’s insurance company to verify the plan coverage and help determine potential out-of-pocket expenses. It is important that patients understand the type, amount, and duration of services covered by their health insurance because certain physicians may or may not participate with the same health plans as the hospital. The insurance company determines which and how services will be covered, including any patient responsibility known either before care begins or determined after their review of all claims. We may need to wait for approval from your carrier to determine medical necessity. If you wish services to proceed without in-network coverage benefits or authorization we will request payment as per Self-Pay practice.