23 Aug WHAT HAPPENS WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE MEDICAID AS A SECONDARY OR NO SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE? WILL HCA HAVE ANYTHING LIKE CHARITY CARE?
Yes, more than 10 years ago, HCA Healthcare led the way for the hospital industry by establishing an improved charity care and uninsured discount policy to help address the nation’s growing uninsured population. In fact, HCA Healthcare has one of the most generous charity care policies in the industry, even more generous than Mission Health, providing charity care to those below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and a sliding scale discount with an out-of-pocket cap for those between 200% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. HCA Healthcare and affiliated doctors and nurses provided charity care, uninsured discounts and uncompensated care at a cost of more than $3 billion in 2017.
Additionally, HCA Healthcare has interest free payment arrangements. To best serve patients and provide a meaningful estimate of out-of-pocket expenses, HCA Healthcare has experienced financial counselors available to provide financial estimates prior to service delivery and to answer billing questions following care.