The law states that you may seek emergency care from any legitimate emergency care provider – you are not required to utilize listed “in-network” providers of your individual health plan. Your insurance provider is legally required to process your visit at the in-network rate, regardless of where you receive emergency treatment. You will not be billed or responsible for any dollar amount more than your insurance plan’s in-network rate. We believe that all of our patients should expect to receive their bill accurately and fairly.
This rule is a result of the Affordable Care Act that protects your decision to seek emergency care, classifying emergency services an essential health benefit. Below we have listed some details about the payment process at CH1ER. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office. We want to make sure that you have the resources available to you to make informed decisions about your health!
As in traditional hospital-based emergency departments, any co-pays, co-insurance & deductibles will apply.
This includes Medicaid and Medicare programs.
CH1ER is pleased to offer self-pay rate options and will address payment terms and plans on an individual basis.
This facility charges rates comparable to a hospital emergency room and may charge a facility fee.
This facility or the physicians providing medical care at this facility may not be a participating provider in your health benefit plan provider network.
A physician providing medical care at this facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to you.
For reasons beyond our control, medical billing can be intimidating and confusing at times. We know that all of our patients are unique, and we know that personalized care extends beyond our treatments. Our financing and billing ought to be handled on an individual level as well. Our staff is available to assist you with any of your billing or insurance concerns & questions.