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Billing and Insurance

Billing

Your Hospital bill will reflect all of the Hospital services you received during your stay. Charges fall into two categories:

  • A basic daily rate, which includes your room, meals, nursing care, and housekeeping
  • Charges for special services or procedures, which include the operating room, recovery room, and/or items your doctor orders for you, such as X-rays or laboratory tests

You may receive separate bills from physicians who bill independently for their services. You may also receive bills from physicians who did not see you in person, but who provided professional services related to diagnosing and interpreting test results while you were a patient. These include pathologists, radiologists, and other specialists. If you have questions about their bills, please call the number printed on the statement you receive from them.

Insurance

All insured patients should familiarize themselves with the terms of their insurance coverage, including commercial insurance carriers, HMOs, Medicare, and Medicaid. This will help you understand which Hospital services are covered and what your responsibilities are, if any. You should also bring copies of your insurance cards.

The Hospital is responsible for submitting bills to your insurance company for Hospital services and will do everything it can to expedite your claim. You may receive a bill from the Hospital for any deductible/copay/coinsurance or non-covered items, as indicated on the explanation of benefits received from your insurance company.

If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please call the telephone number indicated on your billing statement.