Important Information About Paying for Your Care at Peconic Bay Medical Center
Peconic Bay Medical Center is a participating provider in many health plan networks. You can find a list of plans in which we participate at www.pbmchealth.org. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer, so it is important to check whether we participate in the specific plan you are covered by. Our list will tell you if we do not participate in all of a health plan’s products.
It is also important for you to know that the physician services you receive in the hospital are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent voluntary physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. Plan participation information for physicians employed by the hospital can be found at Peconic Bay Medical Center or at www.pbmchealth.org. Peconic Bay Medical Center contracts with a number of physician groups, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists , to provide services at the hospital. Contact information for the physician groups the hospital has contracted with is available at the Hospital or at www.pbmchealth.org. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physician will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by Peconic bay Medical Center are likely to be needed, such as anesthesiologists, radiologists and pathologists. Contact information for these physicians is available here or at www.pbmchealth.org. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in.
Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide including DRG’s. This information is available by contacting the Billing Department in writing at Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, New York 11901.
If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information regarding financial assistance is available at Peconic Bay Medical Center, www.pbmchealth.org, or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at (631) 548-6099.