Newman Memorial Hospital (NMH)
understands the financial responsibilities a health care visit may place on
patients who are insured or uninsured.
At the time of pre-registration,
registration or discharge, the organization’s Patient Financial Counselor will
discuss the self-pay portion due from the patient. Since total charges may not
be known at that time, the Patient Financial Counselor will discuss the
estimated amount due. In the event an estimate cannot be provided, a deposit may
be requested. The deposit will be applied to the account and a bill for total
charges will be mailed to the patient.
We must ask that you settle hospital
charges at, or before, discharge, either by insurance benefits or cash,
personal check, or debit card arrangements. We also accept MasterCard, Visa
and Discover credit cards. If you have made adequate financial
arrangements upon admission, you will receive a courtesy discharge and will not
have to stop by Patient Business Services before leaving the hospital.
If you have a question regarding a medical bill you received from Newman
Memorial Hospital (NMH), you can contact a member of the Patient Business
Services (PBS) Department, during normal business hours of 8 A.M. until 5 P.M.,
Monday through Friday by calling (580) 938-2551 EXT. 106. Please have your
account number available. You can also call the PBS Department to request an
itemized bill for your account or to request a summary of your open accounts.
NMH provides a flexible payment plan
with convenient monthly payments for patients who need to make monthly
payments. Listed below are the payment plan options:
A twelve (12) month, interest-free,
payment plan for account balances between five hundred ($500) and twelve
hundred ($1,200) dollars.
An extended payment plan for those
accounts greater than twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars may be established using
an agreed upon twelve (12) to thirty-six (36) month payment plan. The use of this plan is subject to approval
with the allowable payment period directly dependent on the account balance.
This plan offers combined billing so
that all bills due can be combined into one convenient monthly statement.
The organization’s Patient Financial Counselor will review the contract and
explain all the features of the program. Contact the organization’s Patient
Financial Counselor at (580) 938-2551 EXT. 106 for more details.
The NMH payment program will include
only those services provided at or by Newman Memorial Hospital. This
payment program will not
include services provided by the doctor, doctors who assisted in the patient’s
care or doctors who read the test results. These doctors bill for
their services separately. Financial arrangements for these or any other
services must be discussed with each individual provider.
Uninsured patients are eligible for a twenty-five
percent (25%) prompt pay discount if the balance is paid in full within 30
days of the first statement. The first statement will be sent following
the date of service or discharge date from the hospital.
Financial Assistance/Charity Care:
Patients who do not have insurance and the
means to pay all or a portion of their bill may apply for Financial Assistance/
Charity Care. In general, patients at or below 180% of applicable federal
poverty guidelines and other limited resources may qualify for hospital charity
assistance. Patients between 181% - 300% of applicable federal poverty
guidelines and other limited resources may qualify for a sliding scale
adjustment (a reduction in the amount owed by the patient).
All patients who are unable to pay for all or a
portion of their bill may apply for Financial Assistance/Charity Care. All
patients who believe they may be eligible for Financial Assistance/Charity Care
are encouraged to apply by completing and submitting a Financial Assistance/Charity