Patient Financial Information
Thank you for choosing Franciscan Care Services for your healthcare needs. Franciscan Care Services takes pride in providing the highest quality healthcare to all those in need regardless of age, race, creed, sex, or the ability to pay.
We understand that the financial side of the hospital stay can be very confusing. We want to assist you in understanding your hospital bill, insurance, and payment expectations. This area of our website has been established to help answer any financial questions you may have or help direct you to the right resource. We hope this assistance will alleviate some of your concerns and help you to focus on our first priority, your return to good health.
Please visit any of the links below to learn more about the billing and collection process at Franciscan Care Services. Our Patient Accounting staff is available to answer any questions you may have in confidence before or after any visits you may have with us. Please see the Contact Us link below for details on how to reach the Patient Accounting Staff.
An estimate of the cost of the procedure you are planning to have is available by contacting our Utilization Review department at 402-372-2404. Please be as specific as possible when stating the type of procedure you are going to have performed.
Please note that the estimate will only be for hospital charges. Our estimate will not include any physician charges that will be billed to you separately which may include the radiologist, pathologist, surgeon or family practice physician. The estimate given to you will include the anesthesia that you will receive, if any, with your procedure.
The estimate will be based on average charges for that procedure. The actual charge may vary based on the services delivered and your medical condition. If additional tests or services are ordered by your provider, the actual charge may vary from the estimate given to you.
The Nebraska Hospital Association has recently created a website called NHA Care Compare. This website allows health care consumers to receive basic information about services and average charges at Nebraska hospitals. The website details the number of discharges, average length of stay, and average charge for certain inpatient procedures/surgeries at any hospital in the state of Nebraska. You can also compare the previously mentioned data to other hospitals in similar regions, state-wide and to specific hospitals. This is a great tool for patients to use prior to receiving care at a facility. There is also information on quality, frequently asked questions about hospital bills and other healthcare areas of interest. The website address is www.nhacarecompare.org.
Insurance Plan Participation
The best way to find out if we are a participating provider with your insurance plan is to contact your insurance company and ask if they show St. Francis Memorial Hospital and/or the Physician you are scheduled to see as participating providers.
For a list of contracted insurance plans, go to the link below: