Information about patient billing at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg
At the time of admission to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, we will ask for your insurance card. The information on your card will be used to file a claim on your behalf to your insurance. Once we receive payment from your insurance, you will receive a statement from the hospital indicating the amount not covered by insurance.
In some cases, and for many reasons, an insurance company will reject or delay paying the bill. If you receive a statement and your insurance did not pay, either your insurance denied payment for the service or did not pay in a timely manor according to Kansas State regulation. If this occurs, contact your insurance immediately to find out why your claim has not been paid. The balance at that time will become your responsibility. However, we will assist you in resolving any problems you may have with your insurance company. Financial assistance applications are available online.
Can I pay my bill online?
Yes. Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg is pleased to offer this convenient and secure method of paying for your care. The patient's name, date of birth and account number are required to successfully complete the transaction. These are located on your statement or letter from Ascension Via Christi Hospital. If you have any questions about our online bill pay, please call 1-888-313-7158 to speak with one of our financial specialists. They are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pay your bill online.
What will my insurance cover?
Every policy is different. It is important to understand your insurance coverage. Most policies, including Medicare, have coinsurance, deductibles and/or services not covered that the patient will be required to pay.
Arrangements for your bill
Prior to your discharge, we ask that you make arrangements for paying deductibles, co-pays or coinsurance. Several payment options are available at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. Please contact our financial counselors at 620-232-0198 or toll free at 888-313-7158 to discuss your options and estimated amount due. Our financial counselors are available Monday-Friday, 8 am-5:30 pm. The financial counselors upon request will come to your room to visit with you about your bill and insurance coverage.
What if I do not have insurance or have difficulty paying my bill?
If you do not have insurance, a financial counselor will visit with you to determine if any state assistance programs are available to help pay for your hospital stay. Financial assistance is available from Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg to assist patients who are unable to pay for the services received. Assistance is provided based on income and household size.
Your bill from Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg will include two main services:
- Your daily room rate, which covers general nursing care, dietary services, basic supplies and equipment, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and medical records.
- Charges for additional services ordered by your doctor including surgical services, pharmaceuticals, x-rays, labs, and therapeutic services. These services will vary depending on your medical condition and what your doctor determines is necessary for your care.
Physician services will be billed separately from the hospital bill. In addition to your personal doctor, you may also receive bills from others whose services were requested by your doctor. These can include consultants, radiologists, cardiologists, pathologists, anesthesiologists or oncologists.
If you have questions, please call our friendly financial counselors at extension 198 from within the hospital, 620-232-0198 from outside the hospital or toll free at 888-313-7158.
Ascension Via Christi Hospital Pittsburg, Inc. provides care to every member of the community regardless of their ability to pay.