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General Billing & Financial Information

Healthcare expenses are often unexpected or may seem overwhelming when a medical condition is discovered. Here at East Adams Rural Healthcare, our mission is to provide high-quality, patient-centered care and work with you directly to ensure you have access to the local services you need.

Our goal is to help you understand what services may cost and how insurance may cover those services, as well as assist those who may not have adequate coverage. We have many options and always want you to know that we are here to help. From estimates for services and payment arrangements to financial assistance and charity care, our team will work with you to find a plan that is best for your circumstances.

Below you will find a variety of helpful information including online bill pay, financial assistance information, and our price estimation tool.

If you need personal assistance, please contact us at 509-659-5406. We are available Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Thank you for choosing East Adams Rural Healthcare for your healthcare needs.

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Insurance Plans
Understanding Your Hospital Bill
Where to Make a Payment
Payment Arrangements
Financial Assistance & Charity Care
Pricing Information

Insurance Plans Contracted With East Adams Rural Healthcare

East Adams Rural Healthcare contracts with as many insurance plans as possible. As a courtesy, we are happy to bill your insurance directly for services provided by East Adams Rural Healthcare. Because each insurance plan has different coverage allowances, benefits, and limitations, payment of services is never guaranteed and is subject to review of the specific plan being billed.

We encourage all patients to contact their plans directly or online to learn more about their specific benefits.

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter (Coordinated Care)
  • Amerigroup
  • Apple Health
  • Asuris
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW)
  • Coordinated Care
  • Department of Labor and Industries
  • Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina — Health Exchange
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premera Blue Cross — Health Exchange
  • Regence Blue Shield Northwest Health
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare — Commercial Plans
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Advantage Plan
  • United Healthcare Managed Care
  • United Healthcare — TriCare

This list is subject to change, and even though East Adams Rural Healthcare may have a contract with an insurance company, this does not guarantee coverage of the services provided.

If your plan is not listed, contact your insurance and ask if they share a network with any plans listed above. This is common, especially for employers who are considered “self-insured.” If you find that we are not contracted with your plan, we can check to see if that plan is interested in contracting with East Adams Rural Healthcare.

If you have questions regarding coverage of a service, contact your insurance company directly.

Understanding Your Hospital Bill

Although we are one organization, East Adams Rural Healthcare bills separately for services provided at our Ritzville and Washtucna Rural Health Clinics. If you are seen in one of our clinics, labs, x-ray labs, or other services provided in our hospital (East Adams Rural Healthcare), those services are billed separately from the clinic services.

We will submit a claim to your insurance company for services provided. If we are contracted with your insurance company, they will make payment directly to us for your services.

Some of the services provided are billed separately by a provider other than East Adams Rural Health. If you receive any of the following services, charges for these will not be included on your hospital/clinic bill:

  • Pathology
  • Radiology Professional Fees

When payment is received, your insurance informs us what amount is your responsibility based on your plan’s coverage. Any balance remaining after insurance payment and any partial payment made by the patient at the time of service (if any) is due upon receipt of the first statement.

Statements of accounts with balances due are mailed monthly. If you are unable to make payment in full upon receipt of the first statement, please contact our patient account representative for help. We have a variety of payment options as well as financial assistance. Partial payments without an agreed payment arrangement on file will not stop an account from escalating to an outside collection agency.

With your health plan, you are responsible for certain cost-sharing amounts. This includes co-payments, deductibles, and/or coinsurance. There may be cases where you are responsible for additional amounts if your insurance is not contracted with East Adams Rural Healthcare. This is often referred to as “balance billing” or “surprise billing.” For services provided in our emergency room, however, you are protected by law from receiving a balance bill for your care. To understand your rights and details of your rights as a patient, please click the notice below for additional information.

Balance Billing Protection Act Notice

Where to Make a Payment

Online: Make a Payment
Phone: 509-659-5406
Mail: 903 S. Adams, Ritzville, WA 99169
In person: Our patient access staff in our lobby are happy to assist.

If you have no insurance or are underinsured, financial assistance and charity care programs are available.

Itemized statements are available upon request by contacting our Patient Financial Services department at 509-659-5406.

If you need help with understanding your bill, our patient billing specialists are here to help. Patient Financial Services is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Payment Arrangements

Monthly, interest-free payment installments are available if the minimum payment is met. The following minimum payments apply to the combined hospital/clinic total balance per guarantor/responsible party:

  • Balance: 0-$599 | Minimum Monthly Payment: $50.00
  • Balance: $600-$699 | Minimum Monthly Payment: $60.00
  • Balance: $700-$799 | Minimum Monthly Payment: $70.00
  • Balance: $800-$899 | Minimum Monthly Payment: $75.00
  • Balance: $900-$999 | Minimum Monthly Payment: $85.00
  • Balance: $1,000 and over | Minimum Monthly Payment: 10% of the total outstanding balance

To set up monthly payment arrangements, please contact our patient accounts representative at 509-659-1200, ext. 303. Accounts may be forwarded to an outside collections agency if an account is past due and/or is not meeting the minimum monthly payment. If you are unable to make the minimum monthly payment, please contact us so we can help you with our other financial assistance options as soon as possible.

Financial Assistance & Charity Care

East Adams Rural Healthcare offers financial assistance to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Discounts are available to those who have received services at either East Adams Rural Healthcare, Ritzville, or Washtucna health clinics. Discounts are allowed on a sliding fee schedule to individuals and families that make less than 300% of the federal poverty level.

Our patient accounts representative is here to assist you in completing an application for one of our programs and ensuring that your account(s) are placed on hold while applying for one of our programs.

Patient accounts representatives are available Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM For assistance over the phone or to schedule an appointment, call 509-659-1200 ext. 303.

Pricing Information

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the 2019 IPPS Final Rule requires hospitals, including critical access hospitals such as East Adams Rural Healthcare make available online a list of their standard hospital charges. Effective in January 2021, Medicare requires that all hospitals, including critical access hospitals, also offer a price/cost estimation tool.

Many factors may influence the actual cost of an item and/or service, including insurance coverage, rates negotiated with payers, and so on. The cost of treatment might also be impacted by variables involved in a patient’s actual care, such as specific equipment, supplies required, additional tests, or any other changes that may have occurred due to unexpected conditions, circumstances, or complications. This estimation tool does not include charges that would be billed separately such as physician and pathology charges.

We support your concern in learning how much a service and/or procedure may cost and encourage you to reach out to us for an estimate. Our team can prepare a good-faith estimate upon request and are happy to discuss our payment options. They can be reached at 509-659-1200.

Price Estimator Tool

Current Price List

Hospital Price Transparency FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions