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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 other health care practitioners who will provide services to them in the hospital directly to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations that the health care practitioner participates 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
    877-307-4554
     
    Kidz Medical Services, Inc.
    5955 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
    305-661-1515

    Inpatient Healthcare Group, PL
    7100 W. 20th Avenue, Suite G126
    Hialeah, FL 33016
    305-882-7747

    Florida United Radiology, L.C.
    P.O.Box 19510
    Plantation, FL 33318
    866-957-8399

    Palmetto Pathology Services, P.A.
    2001 W. 68th Street
    Pathology Department
    Hialeah, FL 33016
    305-665-4614

    Paragon Contracting Services, Inc.
    P.O. Box 634710
    Cincinnati, OH 45263-4710
    888-952-6772

    Emergency Pediatrics Services, P.A.
    10332 186th Court, South
    Boca Raton, FL 33498
    561-488-8261

    Intensive Care Consortium, Inc.
    1875 NW Corp. Blvd., Suite 270
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    561-967-4118

    South Florida Pulmonary & Critical Care, L.L.C.
    8600 SW 92 Street, Suite 204-A
    Miami, FL 33156
    305-436-9933

  • Patients may 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.  

    • Since 2007, Floridians have been able to use FloridaHealthFinder.gov 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.