What insurance networks are Parkview providers and facilities contracted with?
You may provide your insurance company with the specific Parkview Tax ID number (below) to ask about your coverage and benefits at Parkview locations.
- Parkview Regional Medical Center & Parkview Hospital Randallia: 35-0868085
- Parkview Whitley Hospital & Parkview Warsaw: 35-1967665
- Parkview Huntington Hospital: 35-1970706
- Parkview Noble Hospital: 35-2087092
- Parkview Lagrange Hospital: 20-2401676
- Parkview Ortho Hospital: 26-0143823
- Parkview Surgery One: 61-1697669
- Parkview Wabash Hospital: 47-1753440
- Parkview Dekalb Hospital: 35-1064295
- Parkview Home Health, Hospice & Home Infusion: 35-0868085
- Parkview Park Center: 35-1135451
- Parkview Physician’s Group: 35-1972384
Why did I receive more than one bill?
There are two reasons you might receive more than one bill from Parkview:
- You may receive more than one bill if you're financially responsible for more than one person’s health care and you haven't established a family billing account. You may send an inquiry through your MyChart account, or you may call the Patient Contact Center at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 for more information.
- You may receive more than one bill if you (or someone for which you're financially responsible) receives services from a Parkview Health clinic, hospital or home health during the same time period.
I have 100% coverage of preventive services. Why am I getting a bill for my preventive exam?
Sometimes while providing preventive services, an underlying health issue is discovered. When that happens, the service becomes medical, as opposed to preventive in nature. The claim is then processed by your insurance company using your medical benefits.
What is a facility fee?
When you have an outpatient clinic visit in a hospital setting, the facility fee is the charge for use of on-site resources like nursing, administrative staff, supplies, and equipment.
I stayed in the hospital overnight, but my insurance company processed the claim as an
outpatient stay. Is this correct?
When you were admitted to the hospital, your doctor may have placed you under observation status. This gives him or her extra time to monitor your condition, decide if you can be treated as an outpatient, or see if you’ll need to be admitted to the hospital. If you’re covered by Medicare, your doctor is usually granted up to 48 hours to make this decision.
If you stayed overnight but your insurance company processed an outpatient stay, it’s probably because you were admitted as an observation patient and your doctor determined your condition did not require an inpatient stay.
My insurance company says that if you change the coding, they will pay my bill differently.
How can I get my coding changed?
Our coding is done by certified coders who have a strong understanding of federal and state coding regulations. They apply the most appropriate coding for the service provided based on the documentation recorded at the time of the service. While we’re happy to review coding to make sure it matches the documentation, we’re not able to make coding changes to facilitate additional payment by the insurance company.
Will I get a bill?
If there's a balance left after your insurance company has paid its share, you might get a hospital bill or doctor’s bill. If that happens, you'll get a statement in the mail showing how much the insurance company paid and what portion you are being asked to pay.
You can pay your medical bill in person, over the phone, or online.
How can I get a copy of my medical bill?
You can find a copy of your medical bill in your MyChart online account, or you can call our Patient Contact Center at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 to ask for a copy of your bill by mail.
What if I don't understand my bill?
You may always send us an inquiry through your MyChart account. If you prefer, you may also call us at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 to discuss your bill.
I think my bill was already paid. What can I do about that?
If you mailed your payment recently, chances are the check and the bill crossed in the mail. Review your account activity in your MyChart account to see if your payment is now reflected. If not, please send a MyChart message in the billing section. You may also call 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 to check on the status of your payment. Please accept our apologies and be sure to let us know if you receive another statement.
How can I pay my medical bill?
In addition to paying in person, here are two easy ways to pay your Parkview bill:
- Pay online through your MyChart account.
- Call our automated pay-by-phone system 24/7 at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012.
Which payment methods do you accept?
- Credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover)
Who gets billed for my visit?
Please provide us with your health insurance information when scheduling your service. That includes billing information for any and all insurances you’ll be using to pay for the service. If you don’t have this information when you call to schedule, it’s your responsibility to provide that information at check-in so we can accurately submit your claims.
If your service was the result of a workplace injury or illness, you’ll need to provide the name of the employer and the billing information for any worker's compensation coverage by which you may be covered.
If your injury or illness was the result of an accident where a third party might be liable, we’ll bill your medical insurance. Your medical insurance may then negotiate with the third party to obtain payment.
If you don’t have health insurance and a third party might be liable, we’ll bill the third-party insurance one time as a courtesy to you. However, we won’t follow-up for payment beyond that. The balance will become your responsibility after the courtesy billing, and it will be up to you to facilitate payment.
How can I confirm that my insurance plan will cover my visit?
First, you need to find out which services you’ll be receiving at your visit, and how those services will be coded and billed to your insurance company. To obtain a CPT code for your procedure, speak to a Parkview representative at 260-373-3090 or 855-814-0012, option 2.
Once you know the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for the services you’ll be receiving, you can contact your insurance company to verify your plan covers those services and to find out how they’ll be paid.
How can I update or change my insurance information?
You may send us a message with the insurance information (name of company, policy number, group number, policyholder name, claims mailing address) through your MyChart account. You may also contact us at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 during normal business hours to update your insurance information.
What if I don't have health insurance?
If you don’t have a payer source (for example, private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA or HIP), you’ll automatically receive a 30% discount on your bill for medical services. If you have questions or need additional assistance, call 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012, or visit one of our facilities to speak with a financial counselor.
What if I don't agree with the way that my insurance company processed my claim?
Contact your insurance company directly and start an appeal with them. You’ll need to follow the grievance process that is laid out in your policy with them. If your employer is self-insured, you can contact your employer to initiate a review.
How do you bill for walk-in services?
Your walk-in visit will be billed as a physician office visit. That means you may not see the term “walk-in” on your billing statement at all. Also, any co-pay collected at the walk-in clinic will be a physician office visit copay.
It’s important to fully understand your insurance coverage. If you’re not sure how your insurance handles claims for physician office visits, or if you want to know what your co-pay will be, be sure to give them a call.
Has my claim been sent to my health insurance company?
Billing your insurance company may take up to 60 days, so please be patient. If you didn’t provide insurance information when you saw your doctor, or if it’s been longer than 60 days and your insurance company still doesn’t have a record of the bill, please send an inquiry through your MyChart account or call our Patient Contact Center at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012.
When is payment of my bill expected?
If there’s a balance due, you’ll receive a billing statement in the mail or in your MyChart account. The full balance is due on or before the due date shown on your billing statement.
How do I handle the amount differing between MyChart and billing statement?
If there’s a balance difference between your billing statement and your MyChart account, you may send an inquiry through your MyChart account or you may call a Parkview representative at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012.
Do I receive a discount if I am uninsured?
If you do not have a payer source (for example, private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA or HIP), you’ll receive a 30% discount on your medical bills.
Can I receive an estimate for the cost of a procedure before I receive the service?
Once you know the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for the services you’ll be receiving and have verified your plan covers those services, you can contact Parkview representative at 260-373-3090 or toll free at 855-814-0012 option 2 to obtain an estimate for future services. The amount you pay will consist of actual services rendered, which may differ slightly from the original estimate. Total charges will be based on the services that were ordered and performed during the course of treatment.
Can I combine my accounts and make payment arrangements?
We can set up a payment plan for each guarantor but are unable to combine multiple guarantors into one payment arrangement.
Why was my last payment divided and applied to separate services?
When you make a payment, we apply it to the oldest service listed on your account that still has an outstanding balance. Once that is paid off, we apply any remaining money to the next-oldest service on your account. This often results in partial payments for separate services, which you’ll see listed on your billing statement.
What if two or more parties pay my claim?
Sometimes there can be confusion as to who’s responsible for your bill. If you’re unclear as to what’s covered by insurance, or if multiple people paid on your medical bill, don’t worry – we’re here to help.
If there’s a credit balance on an account, the account is automatically sent to a team for review for a refund action. If you or another individual have no outstanding self-pay balances, this team will review and process the refund if applicable. If an insurance company is due a refund, they are required to request the refund in writing, then the refund will be processed.
Is financial counseling available?
Absolutely. If you’re worried about healthcare costs or concerned about how you’ll afford your care, you can speak with one of our financial advocates.
- Give you an estimate of costs
- See if you qualify for financial assistance
- Discuss your payment options
Contact a financial advocate today by calling 260-373-3090 or toll free at 855-814-0012 option 2.
What if I have Medicare?
We’re happy to file your Medicare Parts A and B and supplemental insurance claims for you. Medicare will then send payments directly to us.
Remember, Medicare will automatically send some claims to your supplemental insurance. That means you need to notify Medicare if there are any changes in your supplemental insurance plan. Medicare will then send payments directly to us.
How will the VA be charged for a service performed at Parkview?
If you were referred to Parkview by the VA, the VA should provide you with a written referral. Please show your referral letter to the individuals registering you at the doctor’s office or at the hospital location. If you are being registered over the phone, please tell us about that referral letter during that call and bring the letter with you when you arrive.
What if my Medicaid is pending?
Filing for Medicaid does not guarantee that they will approve coverage, and it does not guarantee that Medicaid will grant coverage for past visits. You may still receive statements in the mail asking for payment while Medicaid processes your application.
I have two insurance plans. Which one will be billed first?
Each insurance has their own rules about what plan should be filed as primary.
If you have Medicare coverage, you will be asked a series of questions that Medicare wants providers to use to determine what coverage should be filed first.
If you have state Medicaid and commercial health insurance coverage, the commercial health insurance must always be filed first.
If an adult has coverage with two commercial health insurance plans (for example, a married individual has coverage through their own employer as well as through their spouse’s employer), the coverage through your own employer is primary. If a child has coverage through both parents, most (but not all) insurance companies follow the “birthday rule.” That means that the coverage for the parent whose birthday falls first in the year is filed first. It is important for you to let both of your insurance plans know about the existence of the other plan so that they can work with you to establish which one should be primary.
Can I set up a payment plan to pay off my balance?
We offer interest-free repayment plans. The length of the repayment plan depends on the total balance due. You must set up a payment plan within certain parameters to avoid collection activity. Accounts that are not protected by a payment plan will continue to age to external collection activity.
To get started, sign in to your MyChart account, or call us at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012.
What happens if I can't pay my bill in full?
If you can’t pay your bill in full, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your payment options and prevent your account from being turned over to a collection agency.
Simply sign in to your MyChart account to send a review your options and send us a message, or call us at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012 to learn about payment options.
If you don’t have insurance, you may be eligible for special discounts or financial help. You can learn more about this on the back of your billing statement, by reading about our Patient Financial Assistance Program or by calling 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012. Financial Assistance brochures are also available at hospital locations.
What happens if my account is past due?
Nobody likes surprises. That’s why we print past-due notices on your statement, so you’re always clear on your account status with us.
If we still don’t hear from you to resolve your unpaid bill, we may:
- Contact you by telephone
- Refer your account to an outside collection agency (which may report your unpaid balances to a credit reporting agency)
I need payment summaries for my taxes or Flex Spending Account. How can I get them?
We provide a variety of different payment summaries and documentation to help you file your taxes. You can also submit these documents to get reimbursed from your Flex Spending Account (FSA). You may find these documents in your MyChart account or by calling us at 260-266-6700 or toll free at 855-814-0012.
We offer several different formats, including:
- Detailed bills
- Guarantor detail bills
- Guarantor payment letters
Does Medicare Part B cover drugs I bring into the hospital?
Medicare Part B does not cover “self-administered drugs.” These are prescription and over-the-counter drugs you get in an outpatient setting. For safety reasons, most hospitals have policies that do not allow patients to bring their own prescriptions or other drugs from home. You will likely need to pay for these drugs and then send a separate claim to your drug plan so that you can be reimbursed. Please call your drug plan for more information. Part B doesn’t cover “self-administered drugs,” prescription and over-the-counter drugs you get in an outpatient setting. Also, for safety reasons, many hospitals have policies that don’t allow patients to bring prescription or other drugs from home. You’ll likely need to pay out-of-pocket for these drugs and submit a claim to your drug plan for reimbursement. Call your drug plan for more information.Part B doesn’t cover “self-administered drugs,” prescription and over-the-counter drugs you get in an outpatient setting. Also, for safety reasons, many hospitals have policies that don’t allow patients to bring prescription or other drugs from home. You’ll likely need to pay out-of-pocket for these drugs and submit a claim to your drug plan for reimbursement. Call your drug plan for more information.Part B doesn’t cover “self-administered drugs,” prescription and over-the-counter drugs you get in an outpatient setting. Also, for safety reasons, many hospitals have policies that don’t allow patients to bring prescription or other drugs from home. You’ll likely need to pay out-of-pocket for these drugs and submit a claim to your drug plan for reimbursement. Call your drug plan for more information.
With the COVID-19 Emergency Act extended Medicaid coverage ending April 2023, how can I prevent a gap in coverage?
The COVID-19 Emergency Act that extended Medicaid coverage is set to end April 2023. Depending on your situation, this could affect your current Medicaid coverage. You may still qualify for Medicaid. To prevent a gap in coverage, please contact your respective Medicaid provider.
For Indiana Medicaid and HIP
- Go to FSSABenefits.IN.gov
- Scroll down to the blue Manage Your Benefits section.
- Click on either Sign in to my account or Create account.
- Call 800-403-0864 if you need assistance.
For Ohio Medicaid
- Go to benefits.ohio.gov or call 844-640-6446
You may receive a letter from either Indiana or Ohio Medicaid. If so, please follow the instructions and respond.
If you no longer qualify for your Medicaid or HIP coverage, Parkview Health has partnered with The WellFund to provide you with Patient Advocates to review your options and help you maintain or enroll in new coverage for 2023. To speak to The WellFund Patient Advocate, call 260-333-9051.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.