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Hospital Financial Assistance Policy
Baltimore Washington Medical Center is committed to making sure that uninsured patients within its service area who lack financial resources have access to medically necessary hospital services. If you are unable to pay for medical care, you may qualify for Free or Reduced Cost for Medically Necessary Care if you have no other insurance options or sources of payment including Medical Assistance, litigation or third-party liability. BWMC meets or exceeds the legal requirements by providing financial assistance to those individuals in households below 200% of the federal poverty level and reduced cost of care up to 400% of the federal poverty level.
BWMC works with their uninsured patients to gain an understanding of each patient's financial resources.
- We provide assistance with enrollment in publicly funded entitlement programs (e.g. Medicaid) or other considerations of funding that may be available from other charitable organizations.
- If you do not qualify for Medical Assistance, or financial assistance, you may be eligible for an extended payment plan for your hospital medical bills.
- If you believe you were wrongfully referred to a collection agency, you have the right to contact the hospital to request assistance. (See contact information below).
BWMC believes that patients have specific responsibilities related to the financial aspects of their health care needs. Our patients are expected to:
- Cooperate at all times by providing complete and accurate insurance & financial information.
- Provide requested data to complete Medicaid applications in a timely manner.
- Maintain compliance with established payment plan terms.
- Notify us in a timely manner at the number listed below of any changes in circumstances.
Contacts: Call 410-787-4440 with questions concerning:
- Your hospital bill.
- Your rights and obligations with regards to your hospital bill.
- How to apply for Maryland Medicaid.
- How to apply for free or reduced care.
For information about Maryland Medical Assistance Contact your local department of Social Services 1.800.332.6347TTY 1-800-925-4434 Or visit: www.dhr.state.md.us. Physician charges are not included in hospital bills and are billed separately.