Billing & Insurance

To help patients meet their financial obligations, Morris Hospital files an insurance claim as a courtesy to patients. Patients must present accurate and complete insurance information at the time of registration. A patient representative is available to assist patients with questions about private insurance, medicare, public aid and other payment issues.

For inpatient and observation stays, the hospital bill covers the cost of your room, meals, 24-hour nursing care, laboratory work, tests, medication, therapy, and the services of hospital employees. You will receive a separate bill from physicians who were part of your care for their professional services.

The hospital is responsible for submitting bills to the your insurance company and will do everything possible to expedite the claim. Please remember that your policy is a contract between you and your insurance company and that you have the final responsibility for payment of your hospital bill.

For help with questions about your bill, please call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7282 (for last names A-K) or (815) 942-2932, ext. 7045 (for last names L-Z).

For a copy of our Billing and Collections policy in English, please click here. (Click here for a copy in Spanish.)

 

INSURANCE PLANS

Morris Hospital is a participating provider in several commercial, government and veterans/active service health plans. Please click on the button below to view the list of these plans. Because this list frequently changes, please check with your insurance provider to make sure Morris Hospital is an in-network provider. It is also recommended you contact your provider’s office to verify accepted insurance plans.

SELF-PAY (UNINSURED) PATIENTS

If you are a self-pay patient, we will send statements of your account directly to you. You will receive two to three billing statements over a 90-day period to obtain a payment or to make payment arrangements.

If payment arrangements are not established and no payment is made during the 90-day period, the account may be placed with a collection agency.

If you need an itemized statement or have questions regarding your billing statement, please call our patient representatives at (815) 942-2932, ext. 7282 (for last names A-K) or (815) 942-2932, ext. 7045 (for last names L-Z).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers also offers a Financial Assistance Program. For assistance with payment arrangements or for more information on the Financial Assistance program, please call a patient representative at 815-942-2932, ext. 7046.

SELF-ADMINISTERED DRUGS

These are drugs you would normally take on your own. Medicare Part B generally may not cover these types of drugs while in the hospital. If you receive these, the hospital may bill you for the drugs. However, if you are enrolled in Medicare Part D, these drugs may be covered.

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

As a service to our customers, we will forward a claim to your commercial insurance carrier based on the information you provided at the time of registration. It is very important for you to provide all related information such as policy number, group number, and the correct mailing address for your insurance company.