You can expect a bill once we have received payment or denial of payment from your insurance company. If you are paying the bill yourself (that is, if you are not filing with an insurance provider) you should receive a bill within 10 days after you have received service.
We ask for your insurance information every time you visit to ensure that our records are accurate and up to date. Patients and/or employers change insurance carriers with great frequency. To process your bill quickly and accurately, we ask you for your insurance information on every visit. This gives us the opportunity to verify your insurance coverage and benefits.
Hamilton Hospital’s patient billing department will send you letters 30, 60 and 90 days after the date of service. Please read this correspondence carefully, as it contains important information regarding the status of your account. If you are covered under an insurance policy or another party is responsible for your hospital bill, yet you receive a letter stating that you are responsible for the bill, contact a Customer Service Representative at (940) 564.5521, immediately.
Hamilton Hospital’s Patient Finance Department will coordinate benefits for patients covered by more than one insurance policy. To do this, make sure we are provided with a copy of both insurance cards.
Your deductible and coinsurance amounts are determined by the insurance plan in which you are enrolled. This information should be included in your insurance benefits handbook. If you cannot find this information or have other questions, contact your insurance provider.
In addition to anything your physician may ask you to bring in, please bring your insurance card and any other documents that will be useful in the registration and billing process. For example, you should bring in any referral or authorization form that your primary care physician has given you indicating the need for the services you will receive. If this is your first visit to a Hamilton Hospital, we ask that, in addition to your insurance card, you bring in a photo ID such as a driver’s license, Medical Power of Attorney or Living Will. Also, if you have questions or would like to acquire a Medical Power of Attorney or Living Will contact 940.564.8112.