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Payment and Insurance for ECT

As an ECT patient at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Psychiatry, you will receive separate bills from the Physicians and from the Hospital. The Johns Hopkins University submits bills for the professional fees charged by its Physicians. The Johns Hopkins Hospital bills for hospital and facility charges. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins University Physicians participate with Medicare, Medical Assistance of Maryland, and various other payers and managed care organizations. They do not, however, participate with all payers. Regulations also require us to bill for deductibles and co-payments, even for those insurances with which we participate. Co-payments will be required before or at the time of service.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital may participate with a health plan, but The Johns Hopkins Physicians may not. In this instance, you would be responsible for paying for the portion of your physician’s bill that your insurance plan does not cover.

Depending upon your insurance, you may not receive a bill at all, but instead receive an ‘explanation of benefits’ which will outline what your insurance was charged and what was paid on your behalf.



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