GSH will assist patients who do not have health insurance to identify and
apply for benefits for which they may be eligible from programs including
Medicare, Medi-Cal, the Healthy Families program, California Health Benefit
Exchange, Los Angeles County Indigent Patient Program, California Children’s
Services (CCS), Victim of Crime (VOC), worker’s compensation, State
funded California Healthcare for Indigent Program (CHIP), and coverage
for accidents through third party liability (TPL). In addition, qualifying
low income patients may be granted assistance for some or all of their
financial responsibility through charity grant programs such as QueensCare
and Good Hope. GSH may also provide free or greatly discounted necessary
care as unfunded charity on a case by case basis.
Uninsured patients who do not qualify for any insurance or health coverage
benefits or programs will be offered self-pay discounted rates. These
rates will be set in accordance with the “Cash Price Policy.”
Depending upon their income and assets, patients who are not insured and
are not eligible for benefits from any other program may qualify for a
100% charity care discount, a partial charity care discount or self-pay discount.
The policy does not apply to deductibles, co-payments and/or coinsurance
imposed by insurance companies unless the patient qualifies for assistance
as a “High Medical Cost Patient.” It also does not apply to
services that are not medically necessary (such as cosmetic surgery),
or separately billed physician services.
The policy will not apply if the patient or responsible party provides
false information about financial eligibility or if they fail to make
every reasonable effort to apply for and receive third party insurance
benefits for which they may be eligible.
Any patient or patient’s legal representative who requests a charity
discount under this policy shall make every reasonable effort to respond
to reasonable requests from GSH for documentation of income and all potential
health benefit coverage. Failure to provide information may result in
the denial of the requested self pay or charity care discount.
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