Medical billing is seldom easy to understand. To meet the demands of insurance
payers and federal regulations, a hospital stay or hospital-based clinic
visit may result in multiple bills or codes you don’t understand.
Here is information about what bills you can expect and how you can get
help with your questions.
Your Hospital Bill
During your hospital stay, we carefully record any physician consultations,
exams, tests or medications, checking for accuracy at every step in the
process. After your discharge from the hospital, your insurance company
will receive a statement from us with an itemized list of the hospital
services provided to you. They will pay their portion, send you a statement
of what was paid, and what is still owed.
After you receive your insurance report, you'll get bill from Coshocton
Hospital for the remaining balance. You can pay
online, mail your payment to the address listed or pay it in person at the billing
office, located at 1397 Walnut St. in Coshocton. Please
click here to pay your bill online. If you have concerns about your ability to pay the final bill,
click here for more information.
During your hospital stay, you may have various physicians or specialists
treating you. Each of these health care providers will send you a separate
bill for the professional services they performed for you. For example,
after a surgery you may receive a bill from our hospital for hospital
services (room, operating room, supplies, etc.), a bill from the surgeon
for professional services, a bill from the hospitalist who managed your
care, and a bill from the radiologist who read your x-rays.
Important Notice for Medicare Out-patients
If you received out-patient services, Medicare regulations require the
hospital to identify self-administered drugs that were dispensed during
your outpatient treatment.
Please click here for more information about applying for a refund from Medicare Part D if you are charged for
Your Hospital-based Clinic Bill
If you have visited a hospital-based physician clinic and are insured through
Medicare or other government payers, federal regulations require we send
you a bill for the physician’s professional services and a separate
bill for technical services, such as lab draws and office services.
If you have any other type of insurance or plan to settle your statement
through private pay, you will receive only one bill with the services
described above all in one statement. We recognize the confusion this
may cause those who receive two bills, but Medicare requires this method
be used to ensure your charges are applied to insurance correctly.
We understand that medical care is a complex process and that the billing
process can be confusing. If you have questions about the bills you receive
from physicians or specialists, please contact the doctor's offices.
If you have any questions about your hospital bill, please call our customer
service representatives toll-free at 877-302-5928.