Never Worry About Surprise Medical Bills

Never Worry About Surprise Medical Bills

Never Worry About Surprise Medical Bills from Post Oak ER

One of the biggest fears for individuals seeking emergency care is the possibility of receiving an unexpected medical bill, commonly known as a surprise or balance bill.

At Post Oak ER, we understand the concerns associated with surprise medical bills and want to assure our patients that they never need to worry, thanks to the No Surprises Act that came into effect in January 2022.

At Post Oak ER, the emergency room set at the heart of Uptown Houston, Texas, we’re happy to provide you with the emergency care that you need during those crucial hours.  We’re fast, have no long wait times, and are open 24/7 including holidays.

What Are Surprise Bills and Why Do They Happen?

Surprise bills typically arise when patients require emergency care and visit a healthcare provider outside their insurer’s network.

Even if you choose an in-network emergency room, there’s still a risk of surprise bills if an out-of-network doctor unexpectedly treats you.

Out-of-network providers, including emergency rooms and specialty doctors, have not signed service contracts with your insurance provider, leading to potential differences in the service charges.

Before the No Surprises Act came into effect, when insurance companies denied coverage or underpaid for emergency medical services, patients could be directly billed for the balance – an unfair practice known as balance billing or surprise medical bills.

How the No Surprises Act Protects Patients

The No Surprises Act has significantly changed the landscape for patients in a positive way because it removes patients from billing disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies.

Now, providers and insurers must negotiate outstanding balances without involving the patient.

For example, if you require emergency medical services from an out-of-network provider, you’ll be billed the same way as if you had visited an in-network facility. The new billing structure also applies to any medical services you receive after being stabilized by the medical team.

In Texas, specific insurance laws further protect patients from balance billing in medical emergencies where patients lack a choice of doctors and air ambulance services.

Protecting Your Rights as a Patient

While you will never receive a surprise bill from Post Oak ER, it’s crucial to remain vigilant and safeguard your rights as a patient by:

Requesting a Detailed Invoice: Always request a comprehensive invoice. This allows you to review for duplicate charges, services you did not receive, or coding errors that could potentially inflate your bill.

Contact Patient Advocate: If you have concerns about your invoice or suspect an overcharge, contact the administrator at our facility. They can address your questions and liaise with your insurance plan provider to ensure you receive the maximum benefits your plan allows.

At Post Oak ER, we go above and beyond to advocate for our patients’ rights to top-rated emergency medical care.

You can trust us to provide the care you need without worrying about surprise medical bills. We are committed to being there for you and your loved ones when emergencies arise.

 

At Post Oak ER, we believe everyone should have access to quality medical emergency care near them in a comfortable and convenient location that offers advanced technology and skilled medical professionals.

Where to go in Case of an Emergency?

At Post Oak ER, our doors remain open to provide care for you and your family.

Looking for the best quality 24-hour Emergency Room services?

If an emergency strikes, you have a choice! At Post Oak ER we’re open during all weekends, and holidays & offer FREE Medical Screening! There is no need to risk your health or your life. Get help from the ER experts when you need it, visit us immediately at 5018 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056

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Post Oak ER Emergency Room Houston Fast Open 24/7

You may call us, check in online, or walk-in as we are always open.

Get back on track to enjoying life, FAST! Here you will find experienced, effective and caring emergency physicians as well as the best on-site ER technology for everything from minor to major injuries and conditions.

  • CT Scan, Digital X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • Certified Full-Service Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Specialized Pediatrics ER Care Facilities

#PostOakER is the best emergency room near you offering fast, quality ER Care 24/7.

We treat the whole family from pediatrics to adults.
Have any questions or need emergency medical care right now? Give us a call:  (832) 581-2277