* Rice Emergency Room follows Federal and Texas State EMTALA protections. Patients who present to Rice Emergency Room are evaluated for the presence of an emergency medical condition, and, if one exists, they will receive emergency stabilization and treatment, including transfer to a higher level of care when necessary, without regard to their ability to pay.
Thank you for choosing Rice ER for your emergency medical care. We understand that some patients may find the billing process confusing or overwhelming. To better serve you, we want to make the billing process simple and transparent. Your bill may be different from other medical bills you may have received from hospitals or physicians. It’s important to note that Rice ER is a freestanding 24 Hour Emergency in Rice Village.
To learn more about the coverage of your insurance at Rice ER, call us at 713-527-4400. We also accept out-of-pocket payment in the form of cash, checks or credit cards.
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Your ER co-pay will be collected at the time of your visit. We will then bill your insurance company for the policy’s emergency room benefits.
There will be two different claims mailed to your insurance company: the facility bill and the physician bill.
If you have any questions concerning your bill please contact our Billing Department, F&A Billing at 713-527-4400
If you have health insurance, you will receive an EOB (explanation of benefits) from your insurance company in the mail. Taking the time to be familiar with your benefits will help you make the best decisions when seeking medical care. It is important to note that the EOB is not a bill.
Rice ER is an out of network facility. Out of network simply means that the doctor or facility providing your care does not have a contract with your health insurance company. Conversely, in-network means that your provider has negotiated a contracted rate with your health insurance company.
Workers’ compensation is a state-funded insurance program that gives covered employees income and medical benefits if they’re injured while working. Texas employers may choose to provide their employees with this coverage. Most employers will inform you as to whether or not you’re covered under this state plan.
Workers’ compensation pays medical bills and is covered underneath the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
For more information on workers’ compensation, visit this page.
If you’d like to file or dispute a claim, call 800-252-7031, option 1, to speak with a representative with the Texas Department of Insurance.
For all cases deemed emergent, Texas state law requires your insurance company to pay for your emergency care, even if the emergency room is classified as out-of-network. The state of Texas empowers patients to use a standard called the prudent layperson standard when determining what constitutes as an emergency.
If your insurance provider is refusing to reimburse you for your emergency room visit, you can file a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). For more information about this process and the Texas Department of Insurance visit http://www.tdi.state.tx.us
We know that dealing with healthcare insurance can be a confusing and often complicated process. We strive to streamline this process as much as possible. Rest assured that Rice Emergency Room will never send you a surprise bill. We review each claim carefully to ensure that your insurer processes the claim accurately.
Billing Questions: Please call 713-527-4400 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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