Billing

The Billing Office is Here to Assist You

Our billing team at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is happy to bill your insurance company as a courtesy to you. In most cases, your bill will be submitted to your carrier within 10 days of your visit. The majority of our claims are billed electronically to ensure accuracy and confidentiality. After your claim is paid by your carrier, you will be sent a monthly statement reflecting any balance due by you. You will be asked for a deposit during the registration process. Services billed independently include: radiology results, pathology, and emergency physician billing. An RRH itemized statement of your account is available upon request.

For billing questions please call the following number(s) with the appropriate letter of your last name and one of our team members will assist you:

 

Medicare Medi-cal
760.499.3004 760.499.3005
760.499.3011 760.499.3008

 

All other insurances:

  760.499.3003    760.499.3012
  760.499.3119

 

Worker’s Compensation    760.499.3057

 

Contracted Services

RRH uses contracted services for certain functions such as radiologists, ER physicians, pathologists, and anesthesiologists. These contracted services provide their own billing service and you will receive separate billings from them. If you have billing questions regarding these services, please contact them at the address or phone number listed below:

Emergency Room Physician Bill

Chase Dennis/Team Health

PO Box 634718

Cincinnati, OH 45263-4718

888-952-6772

 

Radiologist Interpretation Bill

Renaissance Imagine

PO Box 190

Simi Valley, CA 93062

Office – 888-965-0083

Fax – 805-522-6401

 

Pathology Bill

WDB Inc.

2441 F Street

Bakersfield, CA 93301

661-324-4716


We accept all major insurance plans including:

  • Blue Cross (including FEP)
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Geha
  • Pacificare
  • TriWest
  • UFCW
  • United Health Care

We have a financial assistance program for those patients that are uninsured or under-insured. We also offer free assistance to see if you may qualify for one of the many government programs, Medi-cal, SSI, Healthy families, etc. Our qualified team will walk you through the process of qualifying for these programs. For more information please contact our representative at 760.499.3010.  To make a payment by phone please call 760.499.3009.


 Top 25 procedures performed and AVERAGE cost:

(Before insurance payments and adjustments)

Inject/infuse nec
 $6063.62 Dtp administration
 $2583.47
Respiratory measure nec
 $2419.31 Inject tranquilizer   $5651.61
Rhythm electrocardiogram
 $7179.60 Tetanus toxoid admin  $2481.48
Inject antibiotic $7023.75 Endo colon polypectomy
 $8928.55
Application of splint
 $1515.57 Irrigation of ear
 $400.62
Skin closure nec
 $2102.70 Closed lg intest biopsy
 $8758.47
Inject steroid
 $4758.86 Skin & subcu i&d nec
 $3813.73
Egd w closed biopsy
 $8603.73 Inject insulin
 $5245.37
Immob/press/wnd attn nec  $335.85 Intracap lens extr nec  $8299.33
Cataract phaco & asp
 $8290.65 Lapscp cholecystectomy  $26834.88
Colonoscopy
 $6360.63 Linear rep eyelid lac
 $1616.38
Insert indwell urin cath
 $4907.68 Extracaps lens extr nec  $8134.39
Interview & eval nos  $5205.98

Common Outpatient Tests Performed and cost:

(Prior to insurance payment)

MRI – Head $4308 CT- Brain $4228
MRI – Upper Extremity $3102 CT – Upper Extremity $2547
MRI – Pelvis $4070 CT – Pelvis $5518
Dexa $329 Lipid Panel $203
PSA $140 Chem 14 panel $203
CBC $30  

 

Financial Assistant Program Policy

In keeping with the philosophy and mission of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (“RRH”), it is the policy of RRH to offer financial assistance to patients who are unable to pay their hospital bills due to difficult financial situations. A RRH Financial Counselor or Business Office Representative will review individual cases and make a determination of financial assistance that may be offered prior to, during, or after services are provided. Upon verifying eligibility for financial assistance, RRH shall offer hospital inpatients and outpatients Charity Care (i.e., free care) or Discounted Care in accordance with this policy and other applicable policies for Medically Necessary Services.

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