Patient Billing & Financial Information

Patient Billing & Financial Information

What Types of Insurance Are Accepted?

With the exception of outpatient, non-emergent procedures, Weems Memorial Hospital will generally accept and file a claim for any type of insurance provided. If Weems is a participating provider, your insurance company will receive a discounted rate based on its contract with Weems.  Any amount indicated as patient responsibility will be billed to you after insurance payment.  If Weems is not contracted with your insurance company, you will be responsible for any amount not paid by your health insurance plan.  In addition, you may receive services from independent providers, such as radiologists, pathologists, and other physicians.  If so, you will receive a separate bill from those providers.  You should contact your insurance company to determine if the independent providers are in your network.  

In addition to commercial health insurance plans, Weems Memorial Hospital participates with Medicare, Medicaid, and other government sponsored programs.  Regardless of the type of coverage, please be sure to provide an insurance card at registration.  It is your responsibility to ensure we have accurate, current insurance information on file.  

Please see a list below of health insurance plans that are contracted with Weems Memorial Hospital.  

 Aetna
Amerigroup
Big Bend Hospice
Centurion
Capital Health Plan
Children's Medical Services
Cigna
Clear Health Alliance
 
 
Covenant Hospice
Coventry Healthcare of Florida
Florida Blue (BCBS)
Heritage Summit Healthcare
Humana
Humana Military (Tricare South)
Magellan
Molina Healthcare
 
 
MultiPlan
Prestige Health Choice
Simply Healthcare
Staywell / Wellcare
Three Rivers Provider Network
Sunshine Health
United Healthcare 

 What If I Do Not Have Health Insurance? 

If you do not have health insurance and need assistance with your financial obligation, please speak to an admission clerk or call the Financial Counselor at (850)653-8853 ext. 118.  You may qualify for financial aid based on your income.  Approval is determined on a sliding scale methodology, based on the current year Federal Poverty Guideline as established in FAC 64F-16 (154.011(c)(1), 154.011(c)(7).  If approved for assistance, the approval will be valid for 6 months.  After 6 months, a new financial aid application will be required.  

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY        Política de asistencia financiera
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION              Solicitud de ayuda financiera

     What If I Do Not Pay My Bill?

Payment on accounts will be pursued consistently, regardless of race, language, gender, age, religion, education, employment or student status, disposition, relationship, insurance coverage, community standing, or any other discriminatory differentiating factor.  Every guarantor will be given reasonable time and communication to be aware and understand their financial responsibility.  The guarantor will be held financially responsible for services rendered.  A statement of services will be sent to each patient/guarantor in incremental billing cycles.  Billing representatives may attempt to contact the patient/guarantor via telephone, mail, letter, or email in order to pursue collections.  All collection efforts will be documented on the account.  An outside collection agency may be used in addition to or in lieu of subsequent billings, follow-up letters, telephone and personal contacts. The outside collection agencies may report the account to the Credit Reporting Bureau.  Weems Memorial Hospital and any outside collection entities will follow the Fair Debt Collection Act during collection activities.  

Fee Schedules

Hospital Fee Schedule

Clinic Fee Schedule

Patient Resources

Financial Assistance Application 
Solicitud de ayuda financiera
Health Care Advance Directives 
Directivas por anticipado de cuidado médico 
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities 
Derechos y responsabilidades del paciente 
Patient Safety  
Seguridad del paciente
A Patient's Guide To a Hospital Stay 
Guía del paciente para una estadía en el hospital
Notice of Privacy Practices WMH
 Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad
Consent for Treatment of Minor
 Medline Plus: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Quality 

The following websites include quality measures that are reported to the public by organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration.