We here at Bothwell Regional Health Center, want you to know that our Patient Accounting Staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your hospital bill, your insurance benefits, methods of payment, or our billing procedures.
Because we have had various inquiries from patients in the past regarding the bills that they receive from the physician specialist along with the hospital bill, we would like to take a few minutes and review the procedures we use.
CHARGES NOT INCLUDED ON YOUR HOSPITAL BILL:
- Fees for professional services of your attending physician.
- Fees for professional services of any consulting physician.
- Anesthesia professional fee.
- Radiology professional fee.
- Pathology professional fee.
- Pain Clinic professional fee.
- Emergency Room professional fee.
These fees are billed separately by each professional group and statements are sent directly to you. You will notice that if you had anesthesia services, x-rays, laboratory tests, Pain Clinic services, mental health services or if you were seen in the Emergency Room you will be charged both from the hospital and from the respective professional group. The charge on the hospital bill represents use of our equipment and materials necessary to perform the tests.
The charges you receive from Bothwell Anesthesia Services, Clinical Radiological Consultants, Boyce and Bynum, Inc., Pain Clinic or the Emergency Room are their professional fees for administering, reading, reviewing your tests or caring for you in the Emergency Room.
In-Patients - We accept insurance assignments in lieu of payment once you have signed the “assignments of benefits” in favor of the hospital. Those charges not covered by insurance are due at the time you are discharged. The remaining portion of your bill will become your responsibility directly if insurance does not pay the hospital within 45 days from the date we file your claim. This includes cases involving litigation for settlement of the hospital account, unless other arrangements have been made.
Out-Patients – We accept insurance assignments for Medicare, Mo. Healthnet, Blue Cross & Commercial Insurance Carriers. All other patients receiving out-patient hospital services are requested to pay their bill at the time of service.
For Insurance questions
if your last name starts with Call this number
SELF PAY A-L 660-827-9458
SELF PAY M-Z 660-829-8854
Self- Pay Spanish 660-829-7759
If you do not carry hospital insurance, you should have made arrangements with your Patient Representative, before or at the time of discharge, for payment of your hospital account. If we missed seeing you, please contact your Patient Representative today. We offer financial assistance for self-pay patients for services that are medically necessary but not for elective services. For a Financial Assistance application you can go to our website www.brhc.org or you can obtain one from our patient representative.
PATIENT ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
If you should have any questions about your hospital bill, please feel free to call our office and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 660-827-9418
Thank you for letting us be of service to you.
LABORATORY, X-RAY, ANESTHESIA, PSYCHIATRY AND ER PHYSICIAN CHARGES DURING YOUR HOSPITAL VISIT
In addition to and separate from the hospital charges, the Radiologist, Pathologist, Psychiatry Services, Anesthesiologist and Emergency Room Physicians and Hospitalist will submit a bill for their professional fees for their services to you. Below is contact information for each group if assistance is needed.
COLUMBIA RADIOLOGY, LTD.
P.O. Box 837
Columbia, MO 65201
BOYCE AND BYNUM PATHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC.
P. O. Box 7406
Columbia, MO 65205-7406
Sedalia Telephone: 660-826-7978
Columbia Telephone: 1-800-392-2748
PHYSICIANS BUSINESS NETWORK
10950 Grandview Dr. Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
1-913-642-4900 or 1-800-288-4901
ROYAL OAK PSYCHIATRY SERVICES
307 N. Main
Windsor, MO 65360
SE EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS
P.O. Box 633819
Cincinnati OH 45263-3819
PO Box 4246
Carol Stream, IL 60197-4246
P.O. Box 38900
St. Louis, MO 63138
**AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER**
The patient shall be granted impartial access to treatment regardless of age, race, color, national origin or disability.