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FRESNO HEART AND SURGICAL HOSPITAL
15 E. AUDUBON DR.
General Acute Care Hospital
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Other: 125% of Medicare rate; subject to CFO approval
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Other: business, rental
This submission meets the 2018 submission request. Financial Assistance policy was updated to reflect that Financial Assistance Applications received after 180 days following treatment will now be considered for acceptance. This was previously not the case. The Billing & Collections policy was updated to include that prior to collection activity proceeding, Community Medical Centers will make reasonable effort(s) to notify the patient prior to engaging in any extraordinary collection actions. In the case where a collection agent/agency has reason to believe/indication that the patient has the ability to pay for services received, but is refusing to do so, the agency may be permitted to take legal action to collect unpaid balances with the following caveats: If criteria for extraordinary collection action is met, the agency must forward a written request to the Vice President of Patient Financial Services for express approval before proceeding with said action(s). The request must include all the particulars of the encounter including a copy of the agency's documentation that led them to believe the patient or guarantor has the ability to pay for the services. The Vice President of Patient Financial Services must approve each legal action in writing and facility must maintain a permanent copy of signed authorization for legal action. In no case will the agency be allowed to file a legal action as a last resort to motivate a patient to pay when the agency has no information as to the patient's or guarantor's financial means.
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