Your hospitalization coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company to provide reimbursement for services provided. Jupiter Medical Center will make every effort to verify your insurance coverage with your carrier at the time of or prior to your admission. We will do our best to ensure that you get all the benefits that your policy allows. Most hospital insurance plans do not provide full coverage of your hospital bill. If payment is not received within 45 days of the initial claim filing, we will request your assistance in determining the reason for the payment delay. We will cooperate in expediting your claim, but you are ultimately responsible for your account.
You may request an itemized statement from the hospital that will reflect a detailed list of charges for your hospital care and all the supplies and services ordered by your physician. If you need an insurance form for other insurance, we can provide you with a copy, after your bill is paid in full.
Private practice physicians are not employed by the hospital and will send you a separate bill for services provided during your stay. Your physician may have requested consultations and/or services from other physicians, such as radiologists, emergency physicians, pathologists, and anesthesiologists. These physicians are also in private practice and will bill you separately.
Each physician may be individually contracted with a HMO or PPO. These contracts could be different from the contracts that the hospital holds. Check with both the hospital and the physician to find out if each is a member of your insurance provider network.
Payments are required at the time of service for any amount not completely covered by your insurance; this includes responsibilities such as your insurance plan required deductible and or co-payment. Estimated deposits are based on average charges per procedure or diagnosis.
For patients without insurance, payment of the estimated hospital bill less the deposit made at the time of admission is due at discharge. Payment may be made by cash, personal check, Master Card, American Express, Discover, VISA or electronic funds transfer.
If you have financial difficulties and cannot make the full payment at discharge, we offer a variety of payment options. In addition, Financial Assistance Programs (Federal, State and Local) are available. Patients or guarantors along with immediate family members should contact a Financial Counselor for assistance and eligibility review. You may reach a Business Office representative, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 561-263-4440.
Medicare is a federally funded program for those at least 65 years of age and the disabled. Medicaid is a federal and state funded program, generally, for children, mothers, and the disabled. Medicare and Medicaid are both honored by Jupiter Medical Center. Medicare and Medicaid patients must present current cards at the time of service. Medicaid patients are requested to pay their deductible at the time of admission. Eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid patients will be verified at the time of registration.