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Hospital Billing With Convenience

To make the billing process as easy and convenient as possible, we bill your insurance company directly. We also provide you with a cost estimate of the remaining balance that you need to pay before you’re discharged from the hospital. Through our insurance verification process, we’re able to verify your eligibility and benefits and determine your financial responsibility before you receive services.

We encourage you to review your health insurance benefits and coverage so you know what to expect. If your hospital stay was unplanned, one of our health benefit advisors will visit you during your stay and give you a cost estimate. We’re here to answer questions and assist you with insurance matters.

If you have questions about your bill, call us at 406-455-3535.

Payment Process

Learn about your financial responsibilities after a hospital stay.

At the time of hospital registration, we submit charges for medical services to the insurance providers you specify. Depending on your insurance, you may need to pay a co-payment or deductible, and you may be asked to pay a portion of the bill as your share of the total cost.

Your account balance is due within 30 days after your insurance has paid the covered portion. If your insurance company hasn’t paid within 90 days from the date it was billed, you will be responsible for your account balance. If you’re unable to pay, please contact us to make payment arrangements.

The billing process can be confusing sometimes, but our patient billing team members are experts in healthcare billing and are here to help. We can help clarify the process and provide information and guidance.

Self-Pay Discount Program

We offer a discount for some out-of-pocket healthcare expenses.

If you pay the estimated out-of-pocket amount – the portion of your bill that’s not covered by insurance – before you leave the hospital, you receive a 15 percent discount. Or, you can receive a 7.5 percent discount if you pay within 30 days of your first billing statement. Payments can be made with cash, check, or credit cards. This discount excludes services from client billing, extended care center, transitional care unit, and non-medical services.

Separate Billing

You may receive more than one bill for medical services.

After you’ve been in the hospital or received care from one of our clinics, some services may be billed separately:

Benefis services. Your Benefis bill includes hospital care, clinic visits, and other services such as imaging exams, lab tests, or other therapies. This bill includes services from providers employed by Benefis.
Services from other providers. Not all providers who care for patients at Benefis are employed by us, including emergency department providers, radiologists, or surgeons. You receive a separate bill from them.

Uninsured Discounts and Policies

Learn about discounts and policies for patients who are uninsured.

If you’re uninsured, we offer a 40 percent discount on your hospital bill.  Your account balance is due within 30 days of the date you received hospital services. If you’re unable to pay your bill, please contact us to make payment arrangements.