HOSPITAL DISCLOSURE FOR OUT-OF-NETWORK LAW (effective March 31, 2015)
Important Information about Paying for Your Care at Schuyler Hospital
Schuyler Hospital, including its employed physicians, is a participating provider in many health plan networks. View the list of the plans in which we participate. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether we participate in the specific plan you are covered by. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of a health plan’s products.
It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians employed by the hospital.
Schuyler Hospital contracts with a number of physician groups, such as emergency, radiologists and pathologists, to provide services at the hospital. . You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any specialists will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any specialists to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by Schuyler Hospital are likely to be needed, such as orthopedics, surgery and other specialists. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is by contacting one of the Schuyler Hospital Financial Counselors by calling 1-607-535-8639 extension 2321 or extension 2356. Requests may also be received via the Schuyler Hospital website at email@example.com. If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available on our website or you may contact our Financial Counselors at 607-535-8639 extension 2321.