Patient Pricing Information
It is North Oaks Health System's policy to make resources available
to help patients understand their potential financial liability for services
provided at North Oaks Health System. Financial Counselors are available
upon request to provide information about standard charges, help determine
if patients qualify for Federal and State assistance and set up payment
plans. This policy is in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, Section
2718 (e) of the Public Health Service Act.
"Hospital charges" are the prices set for services before any
discounts are applied. Charges are based on the type of services provided
and procedures performed. Charges can vary depending on the patient's
medical condition; complications; the specific equipment, supplies and
medications used to care for the patient; and the length of time the patient
stayed in the hospital.
Patients with questions about their potential financial liability for
health care services provided at North Oaks Health System are encouraged
to call the Financial Assistance Center at (985) 230-2580. A designated
staff member can provide price estimates which include facility charges,
insurance coverage, insurance allowable and patient out-of-pocket cost.
For patients without health insurance, North Oaks offers various discount
programs to help patients meet their financial obligations.
In addition to the Patient Pricing Information Line, patients may request
information about charges via U.S. Mail, email or in person.
Financial Assistance Center:
U.S. Mail or In-Person Requests for Information:
Patient Financial Services Department/Financial Counselor
15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Hammond, LA 70403