Dr. Wes has a recent post on price-breaks for the uninsured (table courtesy of Dr. Wes). While the names may mean little to folks outside of greater Chicago – an interesting bill, the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act, recently became law and the impact of the price concessions that uninsured patients can request were printed in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, irrespective of income level.
I encourage you to check out the posts and comments as well as the Chicago Tribune blog on the matter and decide for yourself what this will ultimately mean for and to hospital billing procedures.
|Discount Percent||Hospital System|
|15%||Alexian Brothers Hospitals (Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk grove Village; St. Alexius Medical Ctr, Hoffman Estates; Alexian Borthers Behavioral Health, Hoffman Estates|
|20%||Advocate Heath Care (Bethany Hospital, Christ Medical Center, Condell Medical Center, Good Samaratan Hospital, Good Shepherd Hospital, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, South Suburban Hospital, Trinity Hospital)|
|25%||Northwestern Memorial Hospital; University of Chicago Medical Center; Resurrection Health Care (Ressurection Hospital, Our Lady of Ressurection Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Sts Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Holy Family Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital)|
|30%||Elmhurst Memorial Hospital|
|35%||Northshore University HealthSystem (Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highand Park Hospital, Skokie Hospital)|
|40%||Loyola University Medical Center; University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center; Provena Health (Provena Covenant Medical Center, Provena Mercy Medical Center, Provena St. Joseph Hospital (Elgin), Provena St. Joseph Medical Center (Joliet), Provena St. Mary's Medical Center (Kankakee), Provena United Samaritans Medical Center (Danville))|
|50%||Rush University Medical Center|
|55%||Edward Hospital, Naperville|