At UT Medical Center, we understand medical expenses are often unexpected. Therefore, we offer trained and knowledgeable staff to assist and educate you through the insurance and billing process. From insurance coverage, financial assistance, and estimates, our dedicated Financial Counselors are here to help. UT Medical Center accepts many insurance plans and offers payment arrangements on patient responsible balances. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may qualify for our Financial Assistance program. Do you have questions about insurance and billing? Speak with our Financial Counselors 865-305-9016 for an estimate of your hospital care cost or if you need assistance with financial arrangements.
UT Medical Center provides both uninsured and underinsured patients financial assistance options for medically necessary health care services provided by University Health Systems employed providers. Eligibility for assistance may vary depending on residency, income, family size, and eligibility for insurance coverage. Patients are responsible for completing a Financial Assistance Application along with any necessary documentation to process the application. For questions or further information regarding our Financial Assistance program, please call 865-305-9016.
Your Hospital Bill
During the admission process, you will be asked to assign all benefits of any insurance you have to the hospital so that it may bill these companies on your behalf and receive the payment directly. After your discharge, a bill will be mailed to your insurance provider. If there is a remaining balance after the insurance company pays or denies the claim, you will be responsible for paying that balance. Should you have any question concerning payments or denial, please contact your insurance company.
Questions about the Affordable Care Act or how to purchase insurance? Please visit healthcare.gov
You will receive separate bills from your personal physician, surgeon and other specialists such as a radiologist, anesthesiologist, emergency physician, cardiologist, or pathologist for services that your doctor has requested. These professional service charges are not included in your hospital bill. Please contact the appropriate professional if you have questions about their service by seeing a contact list here.
We’re pleased to offer price estimates through our online self service estimation tool. In just a few simple steps, you can create an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs for many common procedures and service. The actual cost may vary based on the procedure and the health status of the individual patient. Additionally, the estimates provided in this tool only apply to hospital charges and do not include physician charges and other charges beyond the actual hospital charge.
Visit the link below to find on-line answers to FAQ’s associated with hospital and insurance billing, billing term glossary, important phone numbers, financial assistance information and UT Medical Center billing policies.Learn More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require hospitals to post a listing of their “standard charges” on their websites. The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UT Medical Center) has therefore posted our hospital “standard charge” listing through the link below.
Hospitals must also make public their “standard charges” for each diagnosis-related group (DRG). Prospective payment rates based on DRGs are the basis of UT Medical Center’s inpatient reimbursement by most governmental and commercial payers. DRGs are linked to payment rates established by governmental payers’ fee schedules or in contractual agreements between commercial payers and UT Medical Center.Learn More