Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Patient Financial Services office is located at 145 East Peacock Street, Cochran, Georgia. We are pleased to provide hospital billing services and assist patients with submitting insurance claims or appeals. We also offer financial counseling for health care bills. Our office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday and can be reached by calling (478) 934-6211.
Billing and insurance can be confusing!
To make using our facility and services as convenient as possible, Bleckley Memorial Hospital participates in most insurance and managed care plans offered in the Middle Georgia area.
As a courtesy to our patients, Bleckley Memorial Hospital submits bills to your insurance company and will do everything possible to have your claim processed. However, it may become necessary 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.
When you check in for your visit, we want to aid in your understanding of how your insurance company will process your claim and your resulting financial obligation. Patient Financial Services will attempt to estimate hospital charges and deductibles / copayments based on your insurance company. Patients may be asked to make a payment toward the total amount you owe for scheduled services. Please be mindful, this is an estimate and may be different once final claims are submitted and paid.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, checks and cash. If you are unable to make a payment in full, there are other financial options that you may qualify for, such as payment plans.
If you are not covered by insurance, then you may be asked to make a deposit before receiving non-emergent services at the hospital. A deposit will not be requested prior to emergency screening and stabilizing treatment as required by federal law.
If you are uninsured and think you may have trouble making payments for services you received, Bleckley Memorial Hospital offers financial assistance for medically necessary health care services for persons who meet Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program qualification guidelines. Each request for financial assistance will be reviewed independently and allowances may be made for extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about Bleckley Memorial Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program, you can download the Hospital’s Financial Assistance Program Policy and Financial Assistance Application or you may contact our Financial Counseling office to request that a copy of these documents be mailed to you.
In the event that a patient has not made a payment on his or her account for a period of 120 days or greater after the first billing cycle, Bleckley Memorial Hospital may pursue collection actions.
In compliance with the national mandates for pricing transparency, Bleckley Memorial Hospital is providing a list of standard charges for our facility. This price list includes emergency services, radiology, laboratory and other common procedures.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Bleckley Memorial Hospital charges the same price to all patients, but the patient's responsibility of the bill itself will vary depending on whether the patient has insurance and what those insurance companies have negotiated with Bleckley Memorial Hospital for reimbursement.
Patients who are underinsured or not insured at all should contact our Financial Counselors to determine if and what they qualify for regarding discounts. These prices are current as of January 1, 2019.
I understand that the List of Standard Charges represents inpatient and outpatient hospital services.
I understand that the List of Standard Charges includes hospital services only and does not contain professional fees for Bleckley Memorial Hospital physicians, Anesthesia, Radiologists and other contracted physicians.
I understand that a single line item charge may not represent a complete medical service; in general, multiple charge line items are necessary to represent all components of a service (e.g. procedure(s), supplies, and drugs).
I understand the charge list posted on this website may not fully reflect the most current charge items or charge amounts, since additions and changes are frequently made to the listing.
I understand that charges could range higher or lower due to hospital classification and/or by the method of reimbursement set forth by CMS.
I understand that the List of Standard Charges is not intended for media use.
I understand that Bleckley Memorial Hospital provides price estimates for many common hospital services, and that I may call 478-934-6211 to speak with a patient financial services representative (after first consulting with my ordering physician to obtain the applicable procedure code) to obtain a service-specific price estimate based on my individual circumstances and patient responsibility.