Billing and Collections Policy

The purpose of this policy is to describe the billing and collection policy for Evangelical Community Hospital and its employed medical partners. It is intended to meet the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws, including, without limitation, section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue  Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations thereunder. This policy establishes the actions that may be taken in the event of nonpayment for medical care provided, including but not limited to extraordinary collection actions. The guiding principles behind this policy are to treat all patients and the individuals responsible equally with dignity and respect. In addition, the purpose of the policy is to ensure appropriate billing and collection procedures are uniformly followed and to ensure that responsible efforts are made to determine whether the patient or individuals responsible for payment of all or a portion of a patient account is eligible for assistance under the Financial Assistance Program.

The billing and collections policy can be viewed here.