Here are some of the common questions receives about Medicare and Medicaid:

How much will Medicare or Medicaid pay?

Medicare may pay a portion or all of the covered services during your stay, depending on your remaining deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance. Refer to your Medicare handbook or the Medicare Web site,, for more information.

Medicaid is paid at 100 percent, after your spend-down level. Refer to your Medicaid handbook for more information.

Why do I have to give you information about other insurance if I have Medicare coverage?

Medicare does not pay 100 percent of the charges. If you have supplemental insurance, it often pays the difference.

Will you bill that insurance company also?


Do I have to sign any forms before Franciscan Alliance can bill Medicare?

In addition to other forms all patients are required to complete, you need to authorize us to bill Medicare on your behalf.

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