Physicians keep their own patient information because your health insurance coverage may be different for a physician than it is for hospital services. For these reasons, physicians and the hospitals keep separate health insurance information.
Please bring your current insurance card(s), driver license, and social security card. If your visit is related to an accident, worker's compensation, employment examination or other special purpose; be sure to bring copies of any pertinent forms your physician needs to complete. Please inform the Admitting Clerk whether your spouse works so that we can determine which insurance should be primary.
The admitting process benefits everyone - patients, providers and insurance companies. This will allows us to update your information in our records and assist you in filing accurate information for your insurance company. Current information on your medical records allows your physician to contact you more easily, if necessary.
Admitting/Registration is a process where you check in with us prior to having any procedure done at the hospital. You will need to do this every time you come into the hospital for a procedure, lab, x-ray, surgery, etc. This ensures that your demographic and insurance information for each appointment is complete and accurate. Please arrive approximately 15-30 minutes before your scheduled out-patient appointment.
Your insurance and demographic information is retained in our computer system from your previous visits. However, insurance coverage can change frequently depending on employer group renewals, personal coverage choices, and particular reasons for the encounter such as workers compensation. Therefore, it is vital that we capture the correct insurance information for each visit so that we can obtain appropriate payment from your coverage plan.