Hazleton Online Billpay
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton (LVH-H) online billpay. Online billpay is a fast and easy way to make a payment on your account. We accept all major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
In order to make a payment, you will need to have your patient account number available. This number is listed on your patient statement and begins with a "G." Also, in the note section in the Online Bill Pay, you may include a comment, question, or request a financial counselor to contact you.
We continually strive to contain costs, while maintaining our commitment to excellence in medical care, by ensuring every appropriate effort is made to collect money owed to LVH-H for services provided.
Patients are responsible for the charges for services received. However, to assist patients in meeting their financial obligations, LVH-H will bill their health insurance carrier(s) for them, as long as a valid ID card and/or information regarding insurance coverage is presented at the time of registration.
The health network accepts assignments of benefits and maintains an active follow-up program with all insurance carriers. Insurance is billed as a courtesy to the patient and the patient remains responsible for contacting their insurance carrier to ensure prompt payment of their accounts. Patients should contact their insurance carrier if payment has not been made within 45 days. Accounts with delinquent balances or without adequate payment arrangements may be forwarded to a collection agency.
At the patient's request, a detailed bill may be provided. The health network will send periodic statements to the patient or responsible party in an effort to keep them informed as to the status of all open accounts.
The health network bills Medicare for inpatient and outpatient services. If additional insurance information is provided at the time of service, they will also be billed. Patients are responsible for any charges not covered by Medicare and/or your additional insurance.
Medicare deductible and coinsurance amounts for 2016
Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) costs
Part A monthly premium: Most people don’t pay a Part A premium because they paid Medicare taxes while working. If you don’t get premium-free Part A, you pay up to $411 each month.
For a hospital stay in 2016, you pay:
- $1,288 deductible per benefit period
- $0 for the first 60 days of each benefit period
- $322 per day for days 61–90 of each benefit period
- $644-$649 per “lifetime reserve day” after day 90 of each benefit period (up to a maximum of 60 days over your lifetime)
- All costs beyond lifetime reserve days
Medicare Part B (medical insurance) costs
Part B monthly premium: Some people automatically get Part B. Most people pay the standard premium of $121.80. You pay $166 per year for your Part B deductible. However, if your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you may pay more.
If you have questions about your Part B premium, call Social Security at 1‑800‑772‑1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778. If you pay a late enrollment penalty, these amounts may be higher.
Part B deductible: $166 per year
Blue Cross policies
We bill all Blue Cross plans for inpatient and outpatient services. Blue Cross plans generally have deductibles and/or coinsurances. The deductible is an annual expense which you must pay before your insurance benefits can begin. Coinsurance is the portion of the total bill which is the patient and guarantor's responsibility to pay.
Commercial insurance policies
We bill all carriers for inpatient and outpatient services. Complete billing information required by the carrier or employer must be provided at the time of registration or admission. If your bill is the result of an accident/injury caused by someone else, remember that disputes between you and others do not, and should not, involve the health network.
Need help? Call our financial counselors at 570-501-4813.