It is very important that you have your insurance identification cards with you when you register at Marlboro Park Hospital. This enables us to provide proper billing, verify insurance benefits promptly and obtain pre-approval for HMO patients before receiving services. You will be asked upon Registration to pay any insurance co-pay, deductible or co-insurances not covered by your insurance. As a courtesy to you, the hospital will bill your insurance company. If your insurance company requests additional information from you, please respond as soon as possible. A delay in returning the requested information will also delay payment to your account.
After discharge from the hospital, you will receive a monthly statement from the hospital to keep you informed of the insurance payment status. Because the insurance company's response time may vary, you may not notice the insurance payment on the initial statements. Please keep in mind that (with the exception of HMOs) your hospitalization coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company, and we will cooperate to the fullest in expediting your claim.
You are ultimately responsible for your account. Financial counselors are prepared to provide room charge amounts upon request. Your hospital bill does not include fees for the professional services of your physician, surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, consulting physicians and emergency room physicians. You will receive separate billings for services provided by these specialists. If you do not have insurance coverage, you must make a deposit prior to services being rendered (non-emergency) and have satisfactory arrangements made for payment of any balance due.
The hospital accepts cash, check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover for prepayments and the estimated portion of your bill which is due upon registration. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning your financial arrangements. Call the Business Office at (843) 479-2881 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.