Frequently asked questions

Billing & Insurance FAQ

What if I don't have health insurance?
What if I can't afford to pay my Adirondack Health bill?
What do I need to do to receive financial assistance?
Can the hospital help me apply for financial assistance?
When will I know if I've been approved for financial assistance?
Will I still need to pay my bills during the application
process for financial assistance?
Do I have to fill out an application for each of my accounts?
How long do I have to pay my outstanding
medical bills with Adirondack Health?
Who do I contact for more information?

Medical Necessity FAQ

Medical necessity - what is it?
What is an ABN (Advanced Beneficiary Notice) form?
But I’ve had this test in the past – what’s changed?
How do I contact Medicare to ask questions about my coverage?

Provider-Based FAQ            

What does “Provider-Based” or “Hospital-Based” mean?
Why does Adirondack Health do “Provider-Based/Hospital Based” billing?
Does this mean that a patient will pay more for a service rendered?
What are Adirondack Health’s Provider/Hospital
Based outpatient locations?
Does this affect copay/coinsurance/deductible?