Bills and Insurance

Sharon Hospital provides hospital billing services and assists patients with submitting insurance claims or appeals. We also offer financial counseling for health care bills.

Hours of Operation & Contact Information

Our Patient Financial Services office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Credit card payments are accepted over the telephone, with our registrars, or by our Financial Counselors here at the hospital, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please call 860.364.4275.

If you have a question about your account, please use the convenience of calling the appropriate Financial Services Representative for your specific insurance type:

  • Medicare: 860.364.4179
  • Medicaid|Managed Medicaid: 860.364.4490
  • Blue Cross|Blue Shield: 860.364.4048
  • Commercial|Auto|Workers Compensation: 860.364.4049
  • HMO: MVP|Aetna|GHI, etc: 860.364.4047
  • If you are unsure which representative to contact, please call 860.364.4275 for assistance
  • Please contact our Financial Counselors at 860.364.4275 or 860.364.4040, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm if:
    • you have a question regarding an outstanding account or
    • you do not have insurance coverage or
    • you have updated address or insurance information

Billing Information

Billing and insurance can be confusing!

As a courtesy to our patients, Sharon Hospital submits bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to have your claims processed. However, it may become neccessary for you to contact your insurance company or supply additional information to them for claims processing requirements or to expedite payment. You should remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, and you have the final responsibility for payment of your hospital bill.

Insurance & Managed Care Information

To make using our facilities and services as convenient as possible, Sharon Hospital participates in most insurance & managed care plans offered in the Tri-State Region.

Participation may vary by product and is subject to change. Access to Sharon Hospital may require an authorization or referral by your primary care physician or your managed care plan.

For the list of the plans we accept, please call 877.364.4202.

If your managed care plan is not listed or if you have questions about Sharon Hospital’s participation in a plan, please call our Reimbursement Analyst at 860.364.4039.

For questions regarding eligibility and coverage of services, please contact your health plan representative.

Patient Financial Services also recommends that you contact the associated billing agencies listed below to verify their participation in your healthcare insurance plan.  Their participation may differ from Sharon Hospital’s.

Other Bills You May Receive: You may receive additional bills for testing or from physicians who were involved in your care.  A separate bill may follow for their services.  Please contact their offices directly if you have any questions regarding their bills.  To assist you, listed below is the contact information for several of these care providers.

Radiology Physicians

DRA Imaging Services | 1 Columbia Street | Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

845.454.4700

Emergency Room Physicians

EmCare | Reimbursement Technologies, Inc. | 1000 River Road, Suite 100 | Conshohacken, PA 19428-2437

800.355.3818

Hospitalists

EmCare | Reimbursement Technologies, Inc. | 1000 River Road, Suite 100 | Conshohacken, PA 19428-2437

800.355.3818

Anesthesia

Milford Anesthesia Associates | PO Box 3160 | Milford, CT 06460

866.623.3869

Pathology

Regional Healthcare Associates | PO Box 789 | Sharon, CT 06069

860.364.4471

Programs Available to those without Health Insurance

Sharon Hospital is committed to assisting with your financial needs relative to your health care.

For patient’s who do not have insurance coverage, there are alternative funding and payment plan options offered by Sharon Hospital.  Our Financial Counselors will work with you to identify the options available to you based on government and hospital rules and regulations.

We refer our patient’s to our Financial Counselor’s at the point of registration if they do not have any insurance.

The following is list of the financial assistance programs which Sharon Hospital participates with.

Government Programs:

Connecticut Medicaid

http://www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/PDFs/w-1f.pdf

Charter Oak

http://www.charteroakhealthplan.com/coh/cwp/view.asp?a=3542&q=418270&cohNav=|

New York Medicaid/Health New York

http://www.health.state.ny.us/forms/doh-4220all.pdf

Social Security Disability

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/iClaim/dib

Local Assistance Programs:

Self-Pay Discount – If you do not have insurance coverage and are responsible for the payment of your healthcare expenses, Sharon Hospital offers an adjustment on the balance of your account if paid within 30 days of your visit or discharge.  Please contact our Financial Counselors for further information.

Charity Care – is available to patients who do not have the means to pay for their hospital expenses and who may or may not qualify for government Medicaid.  To qualify for Charity Care your household income must be below 250% of the federal poverty level.  You will be asked to complete a financial application and provide verification of income or financial support.

Affordable Care Act | CT & NY Exchanges

For questions and contact information, please contact Jim Hutchison at 877.364.4202 or 860.364.4493.

Registration Services

  • Registers patients for all hospital services
  • Referrals to financial counseling
  • Pre-authorization of services
  • Provides information about patient rights and advance directives
  • PRE-REGISTER for your outpatient services by calling 860.364.4090 & save time! Simply report to the desk in the font corner of the lobby (near the television) and Bobbie will print your paperwork, obtain your signature, collect your co-pay & get you off to your appointment quickly.