Paying for Care

Paying for Care

Nassau University Medical Center is a participating provider in the networks of many health plans. Click here for a list of those health plans. However, some health plans use smaller networks for some of their benefit programs, so it is important to check whether we are a participating provider for your specific benefit program. If a health plan does not appear on the list, we do not participate with any of its benefit programs. You should always check with your insurance plan by logging on to its website, or by calling the member services number located on your card to verify if your physician is participating in your plan.

It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians, or they may be employed or contracted by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may not participate in the same benefit programs as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which benefit programs that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians affiliated with the hospital can be found on the Nassau University Medical Center website, www.numc.edu. Click on the “Find a Doctor” button at the top of the webpage, and enter the physician’’s name; this will provide a list of the insurance plans the physician participates in. Nassau University Medical Center also contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, orthopedists and plastic surgeons, to provide services at the hospital. Contact information for those physician groups is available here. You should contact these groups directly to find out which benefit programs they participate in.

You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by Nassau University Medical Center are likely to be needed, such as anesthesiologists, orthopedists and plastic surgeons. A listing of the Nassau University Medical Center-employed physicians is available here, and contact information for our contracted physician groups is available here. You should contact these groups directly to find out which benefit programs they participate in.

Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available by contacting our Financial Assistance Office at (516)572-6669.

If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available here, or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at (516) 572-6669.