Billing

As a courtesy, we will attempt to verify your insurance coverage, notify you of any required deposits and submit bills directly to your insurer. However, it is your ultimate responsibility to obtain preauthorization for medical procedures if required by your insurance.

Please understand that if you did not supply adequate insurance information at or before time of service, then your case may result in a denial due to claim filing limitations and pre-certification requirements.

You will receive a bill from Lafayette General Health for your medical procedure/hospital stay that covers diagnostics, equipment, supplies, drugs and nursing care. This bill will not include services provided by a doctor.

In addition, the ER physician, your primary physician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, pulmonologist and pathologist may bill you separately for their professional services.

Payment is expected from you and your insurance carrier with 45 days of the claim submission date. Statements are not sent to you until your insurance carrier(s) has completed processing your claim(s). Should your insurance carrier delay processing of your claim, you will be billed for services rendered.

Should you have any questions concerning charges on your bill, please call our Patient Accounts Department at (337) 289-7287, Monday - Friday (8AM-4:30PM). The Patient Accounts office is located at 900 E. St. Mary St., Lafayette, LA 70503.

If you were a patient at Abrom Kaplan Memorial  Hospital, University Hospital & Clinics, Lafayette General Endoscopy Center, Lafayette General Urgent Care Center (formerly Family Health Plaza) or any of our affiliate hospitals, then you will receive a bill directly from that facility.

As of Oct. 1, 2015, the Emergency Department providers (doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants with Schumacher Group) that work at Lafayette General Medical Center, University Hospital & Clinics, St. Martin Hospital, Acadia General Hospital, Abrom Kaplan Memorial and Lafayette General Southwest are now in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.