Frequently Asked Questions
Patient billing FAQ's
View frequently asked questions about patient billing at Main Line Health.
Main Line Health partners with AccessOne to help patients pay their medical expenses with affordable payment plans. The benefits of an AccessOne payment plan include flexible, 0%- or low-interest payment options, no credit reporting, no annual or hidden fees and easy payment methods. To get started, call 484.337.1970 or visit AccessOne.
Depending on where your service(s) were performed, any one of our patient advocates can assist you with a quality of care or misdiagnosis concern. Please contact a patient navigator:
- Lankenau Medical Center : 484.476.2345
- Bryn Mawr Hospital : 484.337.3075
- Paoli Hospital : 484.565.1090
- Riddle Hospital: 484.227.3686
- Bryn Mawr Rehab: 484.596.5599
When a provider performs these services, they are generally required to submit their bill separate from the hospital's bill.
For example, if you came to the emergency room and had an X-ray and laboratory tests, you may receive a bill from the hospital for technical resources, a bill from the emergency room physician for professional services, a bill from the radiologist for interpreting any X-rays, and a bill from the pathologist for analyzing any specimens taken.
Every hospital visit involves both physician and hospital resources. Although the hospital and the provider may use the same language to describe each charge, their bills are for separate services. The physician's bill will be for professional assessment, direction and oversight. The hospital's bill will be for the technical resources, including procedures and equipment, medications and supplies.
Yes, as a courtesy to our patients, Main Line Health will submit the bill to your insurance carrier. If you have a secondary insurance company, a claim will be sent to the secondary insurance company after the primary insurance company paid. You are requested to supply the pertinent billing information that the insurer may require.
You will receive a patient responsibility statement after your insurance processes our bill. The amount you are billed for is based on what your insurance communicates to us on an explanation of benefits (EOB). The EOB details how your insurance processed our bill and calculated your responsibility based on your individual insurance plan. If you believe your responsibility is inaccurate, please contact your insurer directly. View a list of accepted insurance.
Please verify that your insurance carrier has received and processed the claim. If the claim has not been processed, then carefully review your insurance policy or contact your insurance carrier to determine if the services and procedures are covered. Your insurance carrier will have the most accurate and up-to-date information about your policy and your claim. If your insurance company has questions, please have them contact Main Line Health at 484.337.1970 to verify that the most up-to-date insurance information is on file.
Main Line Health will send you a bill after we have received payment from your insurance carrier and it is confirmed there is still a balance due from you. The length of this process depends on how long it takes to receive a response from your insurance carrier and whether there is secondary insurance.
Payments received after the statement date will appear on your next statement.
Yes, we do. By accepting assignment, Main Line Health agrees not to bill the patient for any charges Medicare disallows. However, we do bill patients for deductibles, coinsurance and non-covered services. There are instances when Medicare may not cover certain procedures or frequency of treatment. If that applies, you will be given the Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN). The purpose of the ABN form is to let you know in advance that certain services may not be covered and to advise that you may be responsible for payment of these charges. An ABN gives you the option to accept or refuse the items or services in cases where Medicare denies payment.
When you experience any changes regarding your health insurance you should advise the hospital registrar at the time of service.
When you are involved in an automobile accident, contact your automobile insurance carrier. The adjuster will give you a claim number specific to the accident and request that you complete and return a questionnaire that describes how and when the accident occurred. In order for Main Line Health to properly bill your automobile insurance you must provide us with your automobile policy and claim number. You can provide this information to our customer service department at 484.337.1970. You may also be requested to provide a personal injury protection (PIP) form to your medical insurance carrier. Please provide this form promptly so your bill can be processed.