Many insurance companies cover the majority of your hospital costs as long as they receive the appropriate forms and notification. To help you understand the process explained at the time of admission, please visit the patient registration section.
Separate bills will be mailed to you to cover hospital expenses (room and board, medications, equipment, etc.), your primary physician’s time, and consulting physician’s time (such as anesthesiology), and diagnostic testing. Coverage for these services and the associated patient responsibility varies with the type of insurance you carry.
Please call the Patient Accounts Office at (956) 698-5401 with additional questions.
You will be asked to complete a Medicare questionnaire when you arrive. After discharge, Medicare will be billed directly for your hospital stay. After the hospital receives payment from Medicare, you will be billed for the remaining balance due. If you have a supplemental insurance, AARP for example, we can file that for you.
Medicaid is a state funded plan in which Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville is a provider for the State of Texas. Elective admissions must be pre-certified prior to admission and current month’s eligibility must be determined.
Other Insurance (including HMO’s, PPO’s and Blue Cross)
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville has contracts with many Insurance and Managed Care plans. Most major insurance plans are accepted at our facility. Your insurance company will be billed directly following your hospital stay. You will be notified by letter of any remaining balance not covered by your insurance company. Payment of the balance will be due upon receipt of notice. In some cases, you may receive a letter stating that your assistance is needed in re-notifying your insurance company of its responsibilities.
You will be asked to pay an estimated deposit based on your anticipated length of stay and type of service. If necessary, we can help you arrange a payment plan for any remaining balance.
If you have more than one policy, we will bill your primary and secondary insurance (whether individual or group plans). You will be billed for any amount remaining.
Please call the Patient Accounts Office at (956) 698-5401 with any questions about billing.
We provide financial counseling and can help you make arrangements for a payment program during your stay. You may also complete a credit application.
For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment: Personal or travelers check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.