Medical billing can be confusing. From health insurance to hospital charges and physician fees, there are a number of factors that impact what patients pay for services and procedures. Before your upcoming hospital visit or scheduled procedure, the best thing to do is to talk with a Baton Rouge Rehab team member who can provide you with an estimate of what you will owe. Their estimate will be based on your health insurance coverage and the contracted rate your insurance company has with the Baton Rouge Rehab, called a contracted fee schedule.
Get an Estimate
Before your visit, it’s a good idea to get an estimate of how much your procedure will cost and what you will owe. Call (225) 381-6276.
It Starts with Health Insurance
If you have health insurance, the billing process begins when Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital receives your insurance policy information, including policy number and the name and address of your insurance company. Once we receive this information, Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital files a claim with your insurance company on your behalf, notifying your health insurance company of your upcoming visit.
BRRH has contracts with insurance companies that determine the amount that will be paid for certain procedures, often making out-of-pocket payments lower than they would be without the contract. The best way to understand all the factors affecting what you will have to pay is to contact your insurance company directly.
Not everyone with Medicare has the same type of coverage. And while Medicare will pay for many of your healthcare expenses, there may be some that aren't covered. The best way to be sure of what your Medicare plan covers is to call 1-800-MEDICARE, or visit the website at www.mymedicare.gov
Contact your local Medicaid office at 1-888-544-7996, or visit the Louisiana Department of Health to determine all the factors affecting your financial responsibility. In general, Medicaid recipients are not responsible for any portion of their hospital bill.
Patients without insurance coverage are encouraged to contact the hospital at 225-927-0567 for an estimate of how much your treatment will cost.