A prompt pay discount for self-pay accounts of 10% will be offered for paying statement balance in full. If you do not have health insurance coverage, you are considered "self-pay."
Payment plans are an option for patients who are unable to pay off an account balance with one payment. Payment plans allow patients the flexibility to pay off a balance with a series of payments that are due every month.
These payment plans are interest free. Beartooth Billings Clinic’s payment plans allow patients to pay accounts within 12 months. Consideration is made on a case by case basis due to special circumstances.
A financial arrangement with an ACH authorization will be sent to the patient for signature and returned. This is a binding contract and all responsible parties must sign. For example, if the patient is married the spouse is also responsible for the medical charges, so both must sign the agreement
Beartooth Billings Clinic will refer accounts to Patient Billings Services after 60 days . Accounts will be worked for 120 days. During that time numerous collection attempts are made with multiple contact attempts made by a series of letters, statements and phone calls. All Patient Billing Services communications include information about the Financial Assistance Program, a number to call, a webpage address for an application and a plain-language summary of the Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) and the actual Financial Assistance Policy.
Upon receipt of the completed financial assistance application, collection efforts are suspended for processing. The application review includes all visits dating back 240 days from receipt of the completed application.
Beartooth Billings Clinic offers a loan program for balances incurred where payment in full cannot be accomplished within the payment plan option. Beartooth Billings Clinic will offer a 5% discount to help offset loan interest.
Patient Financial Representatives are available to answer questions regarding bills or other account concerns. Call us or visit our office. We are here to help you.
406.446.0646 or 1.877.404.9442 (toll free)
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Location of Patient Financial Services Office
You may be eligible for financial assistance
If you can’t afford your medical bills, we can give you a form to apply for our financial assistance program. We can help you with the application and your personal information will be kept confidential.
Beartooth Billings Clinic’s financial assistance program has clear guidelines to determine who qualifies for free or reduced charge services. The amount of financial assistance is different for each person or family, depending on your financial circumstances.
We can also connect you with public assistance programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Veteran’s Administration, Disability, Crime Victims and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK).
Note: Not all providers who provide medical services at Beartooth Billings Clinic are covered under our Financial Assistance Policy. Providers not included in the list below are not covered by our Financial Assistance Policy. Please call our Financial Department at 406.446.2345 to confirm the Financial Assistance Policy status of your specific provider.
Baldwin, Hailey PA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Bell, Douglas, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Bland, Zachary, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Bowman-Seitz, Tara, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Bruschwein, Dean, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Burfeind, Gregory, MD – Beartooth Billings Clinic
CAnty, Bryan, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Carter, Alison, CRNA – Independent
Darby, Ronald, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Gale, Heather, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
George, William, MD – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Graeve, Jonathan, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Hoellwarth, Christopher, CRNA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Judice, Martha, FNP – Wilderness Medical Staffing
Knight, George, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Lehnherr, David, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Lindenbaum, Jeffry, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
May, Eric, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Mattson, Daniel, CRNA St. James Healthcare
Mencel, Mark, PA - Family Medicine
Nicol, William CRNA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Oley, William, MD – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Oley, Erin, DNP – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Paulsen, Scott, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Paulsen, Scott R, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Pinkerton, Bruce, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Ramirez, Drista, CRNA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Roman, Mark, PA-C – Wilderness Medical Staffing
Sheibley, Daniel, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Sheiko, Mark, MD – Billings Clinic Pathology
Sillery, John, MD – Billings Clinic Radiology
Soueidi, Elie, PA – Billings Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Starr, Linda, MD – Billings Clinic
Valencia, Ruby, CRNA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Waples, Flora, MD – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Whitehead, Douglas, PA – Beartooth Billings Clinic
Receiving care at Beartooth Billings Clinic’s “Provider-Based” clinic may result in the total charges for outpatient services and/or procedures provided in the clinic setting being split into a facility charge as well as a professional or provider charge. These charges will be reflected on the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) you receive from Medicare/Medicaid for services provided.
Depending on a patient’s specific insurance coverage, it is possible that some patients may pay more or less “out-of-pocket” for these services and procedures than they would at another location. This is the billing practice in many integrated health care systems across the country.
Patients are advised to review their insurance benefits or contact their insurance provider to determine what their policy will cover and identify any out-of-pocket expenses. For more information please contact our Patient Financial Representatives at 406.446.2345 if you have further questions regarding “Provider-Based” or “Hospital-Based Outpatient” billing.
If you have emergent medical needs but do not have insurance, Beartooth Billings Clinic Patient Financial Representatives will look at your needs and try to find resources to help you pay for your visit.
Screening questions to help locate sources for payment include the following:
Beartooth Billings Clinic is an integrated health care organization. Our charges include: Hospital charges and Physician (professional) charges. If you request prices from another health care organization, be sure to request both of these charges to get a more accurate estimate of your total charges.
The cost of our services, found on our Chargemaster report, includes all charges for all services. Services needed are complex and determined by your individual health needs. If you have questions or need additional information, please call a patient financial service representative at 406.446.2345.
You must first agree to the Disclaimer outlined below before you can view our charges. Please read and agree to this disclaimer so that you are fully aware of the variations that can occur when comparing prices in health care.
The estimated charges provided in the link below are intended to give patients an estimate of the prices and payments for the more commonly provided health care services at Beartooth Billings Clinic located in Red Lodge, Montana. This information is an estimate only and is in no way a quote or a guarantee of the amount that you will owe or what the charges for a service will be. The estimates cannot and should not be relied on as the actual charges and/or payments you will be responsible for paying, as the actual charges and/or payments may be either lower or higher than the estimates depending upon many factors – including, but not limited to, your provider’s treatment choices, actual services rendered, complications and your particular health care needs. The estimated charges are based on the information you enter on the following pages.
If you have insurance coverage, your insurance policy coverage (including deductibles, network coverage, co-pay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums) will help determine the amount you owe.
The information provided on the following pages is not a contract for the actual amount patients will be required to pay. You will be held responsible for the actual amount you owe determined after services are rendered. Note: The estimated cost is not a guarantee of insurance coverage. Please check with your insurance company if you need help understanding your benefits for the service chosen.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER AGREEMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT THE INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE ARE ESTIMATES ONLY. THE ACTUAL AMOUNT I WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY MAY BE, AND LIKELY WILL BE, DIFFERENT (HIGHER OR LOWER).
Resources for Health Care Pricing Information
We recommend reading The Consumer Guide to Healthcare Prices (2014) written by the national experts at the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
MHA, an Association of Montana Health Care Providers, offers web-based resources to help Montanans with their health care decisions:
Montana Informed Patient Information and tools to enable you to make informed health care decisions.
Montana Price Point Charges from the past year for services at all Montana hospitals.
For billing purposes, an insurance card is required to send a claim to your insurance company. If you do not have your card with you, please bring it to our facility as soon as possible or phone a representative with the required information.
We take cash, check, debit cards or credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover).
Deductibles and co-pays are collected at the time of service by the Nursing, Registration & Finance staff.
When we pre-register outpatient diagnostic services and therapy services, it may be necessary to contact your insurance to make sure the insurance is aware of your services. At that time your insurance company provides information regarding your deductible or co-pay.
Your x-ray reading charges will be included on your hospital bill.
Our Patient Financial Representatives are available to assist you with your insurance issues and concerns.
Our statements are not itemized, but we will gladly mail an itemized statement at your request.
Beartooth Billings Clinic works with the patient to ensure the patient has the ability to pay their bill with reasonable monthly payments. We also offer Financial Assistance, and Medical Care Loan Programs.