Patients may receive statements from their physician or other medical specialists for the services received during their stay at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. Requests for an itemized bill for hospital charges can be made by calling (985) 730-6727.
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital provides numerous alternatives for patients to pay their outstanding balances for medical services provided. These include but are not limited to cash, personal check, money order, credit card, short-term payment plan or referral to reputable lending institutions. Financial counselors are prepared to assist patients in identifying the most appropriate payment option for them.
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard or DiscoverCard for payment of hospital bills.
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital consistently refers delinquent accounts to outside collection agencies and/or attorneys for recovery of payments due.
Just as Our Lady of the Angels Hospital accepts responsibility for providing medical services to patients, patients are responsible for paying for services in a timely manner. At the time of admission, patients are required to sign a “Consent for Treatment" and "Responsibility for Payment" regardless of insurance coverage. Patients should verify the information prior to signing.
Providing Our Lady of the Angels Hospital holds an assignment of benefits signed by the patient or by virtue of a contract with the payer, the hospital will file a third-party claim with a verified payer.
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital allows approximately 60 days from the date of discharge or the date of service for a patient's third-party insurer to pay Our Lady of the Angels Hospital. During this time, patients will receive statements from Our Lady of the Angels Hospital to keep them aware of the status of their account. Patients are ultimately responsible for payment of their hospital charges. After 60 days, patients are billed directly if payment is not received from their third-party insurer.