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Financial Assistance

Bozeman Health is committed to providing emergency and medically necessary care to patients who are uninsured or have limited insurance. You may qualify for financial assistance if you are unable to pay your bill or if paying it would result in financial hardship.

Bozeman Health's Medical Advocacy Services in Healthcare (MASH) program employs a patient-care advocate to assist uninsured patients whose medical bills exceed a certain amount. The MASH advocate may contact you if your hospital visit qualifies for assistance. Our goal is to match qualified patients with funding sources such as Medicaid, Social Security or other programs.

Our financial assistance program can help patients who:

  • Have incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level
  • Are uninsured with incomes under 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Are insured and have family incomes above 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines AND who meet other criteria.

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Amount Generally Billed

If a patient is determined to qualify for financial assistance under this policy, the patient's billed charges will be no more than the same Amounts Generally Billed (AGB) for emergency or other Medically Necessary Health Care Services as patients who have insurance coverage.

AGB Percentage

Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital's and Big Sky Medical Center's AGB percentage is 64.5% of gross charges for inpatient and outpatient services.

This percentage is based on all claims allowed for Bozeman Health's emergency and other medically necessary inpatient and outpatient services by Medicare, Medicaid and private payers over a 12-month period divided by the associated gross charges for those claims.

LOOK-BACK PERIOD

The 12-month look-back measurement period currently in effect is:

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

This AGB will be applied starting as of October 1, 2018, and continuing September 30, 2019.

Amount Generally Billed - Spanish

Si se determina que un paciente califica para recibir ayuda financiera bajo esta política, los cargos facturados del paciente no serán más que los mismos Montos generalmente facturados (Amounts Generally Billed, AGB) por servicios de emergencia y otros servicios de atención médica necesarios por razones médicas como pacientes que tienen cobertura de un seguro médico.

Porcentaje de AGB

El porcentaje de AGB de Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital es el 64.5% de los cargos brutos por servicios para pacientes hospitalizados y ambulatorios.

Este porcentaje se basa en todos los reclamos que se permiten para los servicios de emergencia y otros servicios necesarios por razones médicas para pacientes hospitalizados y pacientes ambulatorios de Bozeman Health, ofrecidos por Medicare, Medicaid y pagadores privados en un período de 12 meses, dividido entre los cargos brutos asociados por esos reclamos.

PERÍODO DE RETROACTIVIDAD

El período de medición de retroactividad de 12 meses que está vigente actualmente es:

del 1.° de julio de 2017 al 30 de junio de 2018

Estos AGB se aplicarán a partir del 1.° de octubre de 2018 y continuarán hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2019.

Bozeman Health Providers Covered by Financial Assistance

The following providers are all supported under Bozeman Health's Financial Assistance Policy.

  • Bozeman Health Cancer Center
  • Bozeman Health ER Physicians
  • Bozeman Health Hospitalist Physicians
  • Bozeman Health Medical Group
  • Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital
  • Audiology Clinic
  • Belgrade Clinic
  • Cardiology Clinic
  • Diabetes and Nutrition Center
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
  • Endocrinology Clinic
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • GI Clinic
  • Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Nephrology Clinic
  • Neuroscience Center
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Clinic
  • Rheumatology Clinic
  • Surgery Clinic
  • Urology Clinic
  • Women's Specialists Clinic
  • Wound Clinic and Hyperbaric Center
  • Bozeman Health Urgent Care
  • Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center
  • Bozeman Health Same Day Surgery Center
  • Bozeman Health Clinical Research

Any other physician or provider of care at Bozeman Health not listed above is not subject to the Financial Assistance Policy.

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