Discharge

Discharge

Discharge Planning

Your physician will inform you of your discharge and give you any necessary instructions about caring for yourself after you leave. We ask that you make transportation arrangements to leave the hospital as close to the check-out time as possible. A staff member or volunteer will be available to escort you to the lobby by wheelchair.

Your Hospital Bill

If you have insurance, we will help you with your insurance claim by billing the insurance carrier directly. We accept payment from Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurance and contracted managed care companies with the proper authorization. Once your insurance has made its payment determination, if you have provided information regarding a secondary insurance, we will also bill any co-insurance or deductible amounts to them. If you do not have a secondary insurance, you will be responsible for any co-insurance or deductible amounts.

If you do not have insurance, our Financial Counselors are available onsite to help you determine if you are eligible for Medicaid or Charity Care. They can be reached at the Hospital or by calling 973-365-4324, (Medicaid); 973-365- 4367, 4352, or 4213, (Charity Care).

If you do not qualify for Medicaid or Charity Care, you are responsible for the hospital charges and will be billed accordingly.

In addition to your hospital bill, you may receive other statements from members of your healthcare team who have participated in your treatment. These may include your own physician or other physicians, such as a surgeon, anesthesiologist, cardiologist, radiologist or pathologist. Questions about these bills should be directed to that physician's office.