Patient Financial Counseling Services

Discount Payment Policy

 

Plumas District Hospital realizes the need to provide services to patients who cannot otherwise afford health care.  Understanding this need, the hospital has chosen to fulfill our responsibility to the community by adopting the following Discount Payment Policy.

 

This policy applies to all uninsured or under-insured patients receiving hospital, not clinic, services (lab work, MRIs, CTs, ER visits, inpatient stays, etc.), who meet the guidelines of this policy and agree to its terms.

 

Patients interested in this service may fill out the Financial Assistance Application and submit the other required documentation to one of our Patient Financial Counselors.  Eligibility is based on income and where you and your family fall on the Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines, which are issued annually.

Annual reenrollment is be necessary to maintain your discount. 

  
Prompt Pay Discount

 

Patients are eligible for a discount of up to 20% off total patient liability, provided a  Good Faith Payment is made at or before the time of service. 

    Applies to amounts $100.00 or more

    Available to all patients with commercial insurance or Medicare*

 

Patients may choose to wait until they receive their bill instead of paying at time of service. If a patient pays within 30 days of receiving that bill, then they may receive a 15% discount on bills that are more than $100.00.


*Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services, HHS Regulations [42 C.F.R. Section 435.831 (d)] prohibits prompt pay discounts to Medi-Cal recipient's share of cost.

 

 

Contact Patient Financial Counseling

(530) 283-7997

(530) 283-7927

(530) 283-7946 fax

financialcounselor@pdh.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

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