As a nonprofit hospital, Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is committed
to providing high quality, compassionate medically necessary health care
services to all patients regardless of ability to pay. We understand that
health issues are stressful and sometimes the financial burden attached
to them adds to the stress.
Health insurance plans can be confusing. If you are unsure of your coverage
for a particular medical procedure or test, call the customer service
telephone number on your insurance card before scheduling a procedure.
Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company.
As a service to you, Bozeman Deaconess Health Services will send a claim
to your insurance company for all services we provide to you. By working
together, we can minimize misunderstandings, payment delays and billing
costs. Please be aware, you are responsible for any charges not covered
by your benefit plan.
Depending on your insurance plan, you may be required to get approval (pre-certification)
before you receive hospital services. Obtaining approval does not guarantee
that the cost of the service is completely covered by your benefit plan.
If Bozeman Deaconess Health Services does not participate in your insurance
plan, you may still receive services at our facility. Please be aware
that if your insurance does not participate with Bozeman Deaconess Health
Services, your insurance company will consider our services as "out
of network" and you will most likely be responsible for paying more
out of your pocket.
Any individual at or below the Federal Poverty income level, dependent
on family size, will be eligible to receive a full write-off of the self-pay
portion of incurred charges. Any uninsured individual with income under
250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines will be eligible to receive a discount
from charges based on guidelines.
In some cases, full or partial assistance may be provided to insured individuals
with gross family incomes above 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
adjusted for family size.
Click here for guidelines used to determine automatic eligibility for financial
Catastrophic financial assistance is available to individuals who have
a large balance remaining after all third party payments have been taken
into account. If the patient's financial responsibility is greater
than 50% of the family's annual household income, the excess amount
will be treated as catastrophic financial assistance and written off of
the patient's account. This policy applies only to inpatient, outpatient
or emergency room services and is not applicable to professional fees,
unless the professional is an employee of Bozeman Deaconess Health Group.
Pay Bills Online
Online Bill Pay:
- Pay and view both Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and Bozeman Deaconess Health
Group accounts online.
- Combine multiple accounts and guarantor numbers under a single username.
- Easily track payments and statements online any time of the day.
- Pay multiple accounts in one transaction.
- Quickly and easily email a Patient Account Representative through our secure website.
By clicking the button below, you will leave the Bozeman Deaconess site
and be taken to our online bill pay vendor's site.
Online Bill Pay
As a nonprofit hospital, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is committed to providing
medically necessary health care to all, regardless of financial ability
to pay. To ensure that cost is not a barrier to our community we offer
the following financial assistance programs.
For more information on any of these programs, please contact Patient Financial
Services at (406) 414-1720 or toll-free at (877) 522-1720.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Financial Assistance Program
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital offers a financial assistance program based
on income and other guidelines. You may download a financial assistance
After insurance has been paid, you'll receive a letter from Bozeman Deaconess
offering a 5% discount to be applied if bill is paid in full within 15
days. Contact our financial counselor at (406) 414-1711, ten days after
your procedure to receive this benefit. This benefit applies to services
received in the following locations: Emergency, Radiology, Inpatient and
Outpatient Procedures/Surgeries, Endoscopy and Pain Blocks.
Medical Advocacy Services in Healthcare (MASH)
A patient advocate is available to help patients find services and benefits
available to them to help them pay their medical bills when they exceed
a certain dollar amount.
To apply or to get more information please call the Department of Public
Health and Human Services at 1-800-332-2272 or
visit the website