Patient Financial Services
Patient Financial Services
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.
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 860.364.4053 for assistance
- Please contact our Financial Counselors at 860.364.4275 or 860.364.4053, 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 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.
CLICK HERE for the list of the plans we accept.
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. Or, to contact us using this Web site, CLICK HERE.
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 ReceiveYou 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.
DRA Imaging Services
1 Columbia Street
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
Emergency Room Physicians
Sharon Emergency Medicine PC
P.O. Box 808
Grand Rapids MI 49518-0808
Milford Anesthesia Associates
P.O. Box 3160
Milford CT 06460
Pathology & Hospitalist
Regional Healthcare Associates
P.O. Box 789
Sharon CT 06069
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.
New York Medicaid/Health New York
Social Security Disability
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.
Link to our insurance plan summary sheet
- 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.