Uninsured/Under Insured Insurance Counseling
PURPOSE:To acknowledge in written policy the existing practice and responsibility of this organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code to provide care, consistent with the scope of services provided by this organization, to indigent persons regardless of their ability to pay. This policy will define a process for determining the eligibility of a patient for receiving financial assistance for health care services.
POLICY:LPRH, as an integral part of our health promotion mission and community benefit responsibility, shall provide financial assistance to patients in need. Necessary clinical evaluation and care shall not be delayed, limited, withheld or withdrawn in order to inquire about or to determine eligibility for financial assistance, or based upon a determination that the patient does need such services.
See the policy below. The hospital offers 30 - 50% discounts based on insurance coverage and income requirements.