Provider-Based or Hospital-Based Information - Applies to Medicaid or Medicare Patients Only
Medicaid or Medicare Patients: Receiving care at Billings Clinic’s “Provider-Based” locations may result in a facility charge as well as a professional or physician charge for outpatient services and/or procedures. These charges will be reflected on the patient statement you receive for services provided.
Depending on a patient’s specific insurance coverage, it is possible that some patients may pay more for these services and procedures than they would at one of our other sites. Billings Clinic is not unique in this regard as this is the case in many integrated health care delivery systems across the country.
Frequently Asked Questions about Provider-Based or Hospital-Based Outpatient Billing
Q: What does “Provider-Based” or “Hospital-Based Outpatient” mean?
Q: How does this affect billing?
Q: Why does Billings Clinic do “Provider-Based” billing?
Q: Does this mean patients will pay more for services?
Q: What are Billings Clinic’s “Provider-Based” or “Hospital-Based Outpatient” locations?
Q: Does this affect patient co-pays or deductibles?
Q: Where can patients call with their questions or concerns?
Q: What can patients do if they are having difficulty paying for health care services?
For more information on “Provider-Based” or “Hospital-Based Outpatient” billing please contact our Patient Financial Representatives at 406-238-2250 or 1-800-332-7156, ext. 2250.