3. Insurance Coverage Verification and Financial Assistance Programs
It is our responsibility to inform the patient and family about the financial cost of the patient’s hospital stay. Before admission, Gaylord makes a good faith attempt to provide the patient with an accurate estimate of treatment costs that may not be covered by the patient’s insurance. Gaylord does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s ability to pay. Before receiving services at Gaylord, we suggest you confirm coverage with your employer or private insurance carrier and to determine if your insurance is accepted by Gaylord.
Charity Care: Free bed funds are available to all Gaylord Hospital patients who may not be able to pay their bills for services received during treatment. Free bed funds are available to assist those who qualify as uninsured or under-insured under federal guidelines. Information about the Free Bed Fund is provided to the patient upon admission. Applications are available in Patient Registration, Billing, Benefits and Care Management. You will receive a response to your request within seven business days.
Financial Assistance: Financial assistance may be available to patients who meet income guidelines and have been denied Medicaid benefits. Gaylord offers payment plans to those who don’t meet income guidelines or do not qualify for Medicaid. Payment plans may be discussed with our Billing Department at (203) 741-3368.