Insurance & Billing

Overview and Financial Arrangements

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 at 865-338-3616, option 1, for an estimate of your hospital care cost or if you need assistance with financial arrangements. Uninsured patients may call 865-305-7998.

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Financial Assistance

Our Financial Assistance program is designed to support both uninsured and underinsured patients. Eligibility for assistance is determined based on various factors, including residency, income, family size, and insurance coverage status. To apply for financial assistance, patients are required to complete a Financial Assistance Application along with any necessary documentation. This application can be submitted electronically or in paper format. We encourage patients to choose one method of application submission, either electronic or paper, to streamline the process. Submitting both applications is not recommended as it may cause delays in processing. For more information or assistance with the Financial Assistance program, please feel free to contact us at 865-338-3616, option 1. Uninsured patients can directly reach support at 865-305-7998.

Policies, Guidelines and Physical Financial Assistance Applications

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 questions concerning payments or denial, please contact your insurance company.

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Other Bills Related to Your Stay

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.