About Your Hospital Bill
If you have health insurance:
If you have health insurance, we will bill your insurance company (or companies)
directly as long as we have all the correct information.
In many cases, the insurance pays all of the costs of hospitalization.
However, under certain conditions, you may receive a bill from the medical
center for balances not covered by insurance.
For example, most insurance does not cover the cost of a private room.
If you requested a private room, you may receive a bill for a portion
of your room charge. (You will not have to pay extra if a private room
was medically necessary, or if it was the only room available. All obstetric
patients are cared for in private rooms at no extra charge.)
Many insurance companies will send you an â€œExplanation
of Benefitsâ€ (EOB) form, which may look like a bill. This
form explains what your insurance has paid for. It is not a bill. In some
cases, you will get separate bills or EOB forms from specialists you saw
while in the hospital, or bills related to special services you received
(such as special lab tests, for example). Again, these are usually covered
by insurance. If any of these bills show that you owe a balance, call
the number on the bill to make sure the billing company has all your insurance
information, or to find out if payments may have come in since the statement
you received was generated.
If you have questions about your bill please call 469-344-7100.
If you do not have health insurance:
If you do not have health insurance and you are worried about paying your
hospital bill, please call our financial assistance office at 401-769-4100,
They will talk with you about whether you may qualify for free care or