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Billing & Financial

Northern Inyo Healthcare District accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and a number of major insurances, and a number of other government programs.

If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance for you. You will be responsible for policy deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, and charges not covered by your insurance plan.

Often prior authorization is required by many insurance companies for various medical services, and some plans have coverage limitations. Please review your insurance plan to determine the requirements and limitations of your specific plan, or contact your insurance company directly. During your care, we will assist you with authorizations.

As a reminder, we bill for:

  • Hospital Services
  • All our clinics:
    • The Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
    • Women’s & OB Clinic
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Orthopedics
    • Surgery Clinic
    • Specialty Clinic
  • Hospital-based pathologists, radiologists, and anesthesiologists

Outside service providers, ambulances, outside reference laboratories, such as Lab Corp, will bill you separately for their services.

Financial Assistance

Charity Care Program

Financial assistance is offered to patients who are uninsured and underinsured.

Northern Inyo Healthcare District offers financial assistance to patients unable to pay for emergency or medically necessary care through its Charity Care Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for financial assistance (Charity Care) is based on multiple factors, including medical necessity, insurance coverage or other sources of payment, income, (basis Federal Poverty Level guidelines), family size, and, patient’s complicity with the application process, including submitting tax returns, bank statements and pay stubs, and other documentation deemed necessary, as well as complicity of the application process for all available sources of assistance, including governmental programs, employer offered health plans, and or through Covered California. Patients must fully comply as outlined to be considered for eligibility.

Financial assistance is available for medical care provided at a Northern Inyo Healthcare District hospital and clinics. This does not include outside providers or reference labs.

Northern Inyo Healthcare District maintains confidentiality of any information submitted related to application for financial assistance, and it is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

How to Apply and Where Information is Available

The patient, or a family member or provider, can express financial concerns at any point during the patient’s care and they will be guided through the financial assistance application process.

Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Charity Care Information and Applications are available at the Credit & Billing Information Office located in the Administration Building, Room #A116. Additional information about the Charity Care Program and assistance with the application process can be obtained from Credit & Billing Information Office, 760-873-2190. English and Spanish translations are available. General information is available at any registration area.

Questions

Credit & Billing Information Office, call (760) 873-2190, M-F 8:30a.m - 4:00p.m.

Administration Building, Room #A116.

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