Notice to Patients

Services provided in Palmetto General Hospital will be provided by the hospital, as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient. These other health care providers may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as Palmetto General Hospital. Patients should contact the other health care practitioners who are anticipated to provide services to them in the hospital directly regarding a personalized estimate, billing practices, and to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations that the health care practitioner participates with as a network provider or preferred provider. The names, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers of the health care practitioners and medical practice groups with which Palmetto General Hospital contracts to provide services in the facility are listed here.

Palmetto Anesthesia Specialists, LLC
3225 North Star Circle
Louisville, TN 37777
Kidz Medical Services, Inc.
5955 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Emergency Pediatrics Services, P.A.
10332 186th Court, South
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Kidz Medical Services, Inc.
5955 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
ROP Consultants of South Florida PA
300 S. Park Rd., Suite 300
Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 925 2740
Inpatient Healthcare Group, PL
13903 NW 67th Avenue, Suite 440
Miami Lakes, Fl. 33014

Florida United Radiology, L.C.
P.O.Box 19510
Plantation, FL 33318

Palmetto Pathology Services, P.A.
2001 W. 68th Street
Pathology Department
Hialeah, FL 33016

Emergency Department Coverage
Paragon Contracting Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 634710
Cincinnati, OH 45263-4710

Critical Care
South Florida Critical Care Services, L.L.C.
8600 SW 92 Street, Suite 204-A
Miami, FL 33156
  • Patients have the right to request from Palmetto General Hospital and other health care providers treating them a personalized estimate of charges and other information.  To request an estimate of the hospital’s charges, please contact our Patient Access Department at 305-823-5000, ext. 6700. To request an estimate of another health care provider’s charges you should contact that health care provider’s office directly.

    If you don’t have insurance coverage, Palmetto General Hospital will provide you with financial counseling, including assistance applying for state and federal health care programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and for available coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Uninsured patients who do not qualify for any state or federal health care program, and who qualify as financially indigent in accordance with Tenet’s Financial Assistance for Uninsured Patients policy, will receive a charity care discount.

  • Uninsured patients who do not qualify for any state or federal health care program, and who do not qualify for a charity care discount may be eligible for financial assistance either under Tenet’s Compact with Uninsured Patients. View the policy, or Tenet’s Cash Pay Rate Policy.

  • Palmetto General Hospital will offer uninsured patients payment plans to assist in settling past due outstanding hospital bills. In addition, Palmetto General Hospital will not charge interest under such extended payment plans.

  • Palmetto General Hospital will not, in dealing with patients who qualify for charity care, place or foreclose liens on primary residences as a means of collecting unpaid hospital bills. Palmetto General Hospital will not use body attachment to require that uninsured patients or a responsible party appear in court.

  • The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) launched Florida Health Price Finder, a new health care transparency tool for consumers.  The new website allows consumers and caregivers to look up the average amounts paid by Florida insurance plans for a specific service, giving them a better estimate of their total out-of-pocket expenses. The average amounts paid by insurance plans are based on billions of lines of claims data from three Florida health plans.  Claims data from additional health plans are expected to be added to the database in 2018.

    • The website lists the services as “care bundles”.  A care bundle includes the steps and procedures that are part of a typical treatment plan for that specific care bundle.  For example, the care bundle for Knee Replacement includes an office visit with a specialist, surgery, outpatient physical therapy/rehabilitation and follow-up visits.  
    • Note that the service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services and that actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient.

    • Since 2007, Floridians have been able to use to look up undiscounted hospital charges, however, this is rarely the amount that individuals or insurance companies are expected to pay. Now, with this new tool, and in conjunction with working with their respective insurance plans, Floridians have the opportunity to get a much better estimate of out-of-pocket costs for specific services.
Click here for a list of names and web addresses of health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMO) contracted with the hospital as a network provider or participating provider.