Charity Care & Discount Policy

Purpose

Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) is committed to assuring that its patients will receive necessary care without regard to their ability to pay. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for identifying and handling patients who may qualify for charity or self-pay discounts.

Definition
Principles for Self Pay Patients
Policy
Procedure
Eligibility for Full or Partial Charity Care Discounts
Self Pay Charity Discount
Patient Billing & Collection Practices
Applicability to Emergency & Other Physicians
Disputes
Reporting Procedures
Communication of Charity Care & Discount Policies
Charity Care Write-Offs
Financial Assistance Request Form

Responsibility

  • Questions about financial assistance eligibility for inpatient services should be directed to the Eligibility Coordinator at (213) 482-2719.
  • Questions about financial assistance eligibility for emergency services should be directed to the Eligibility Coordinator at (213) 977-2421.
  • Questions about financial assistance eligibility for outpatient services should be directed to the Patient Accounts Supervisor at (213) 482-2700.
  • Questions about the implementation of this policy should be directed to the Director of Patient Financial Services at (213) 482-2700.

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