We know that medical bills can cause stress and worry as you recover. At EBCH, we have a number of policies and programs to make paying your bills as easy and hassle-free as possible.
Monthly statements will be sent to all patients until the account is paid in full. A balance that indicates “pending” on these statements denotes that your insurance company has not processed this claim yet. A balance that shows “balance due” on these statements means that this amount is patient responsibility.
When an account becomes past due, our credit policy allows us to either seek judgment from conciliation (small claims) court or refer past due accounts to a collection agency or an attorney for collection. Any additional expenses for such action will become the responsibility of the guarantor.
If you are a privately insured or self-pay patient, your bill includes state-imposed health care taxes totaling 2%.
Contact the EBCH Revenue Management/Patient Access Team Leader at 218-365-8747.
They are charged the same as the amounts generally billed to insured patients for the same services. Uninsured patients receive an automatic uninsured discount that is in compliance with the Attorney General Agreement.
All Medical providers with privileges at EBCH are covered under our FAP. e.g. Medical doctors, NPs CRNAs who have privileges at our facility. A list of names can be provided upon request.
You will not receive help from our Financial Assistance Program if:
Also not covered by our Financial Assistance Program:
Medicare is a government health insurance program for people age 65 and older. Medicare helps cover the costs of health emergencies and chronic conditions, but it can also be used to help maintain good health. To maximize the value of the health plan, make sure to sign up at the correct time and take advantage of the free and low-cost services Medicare provides.