While we bill health insurance companies, it is the patient’s responsibility to check with the insurance company to make sure our facility and physicians are contracted with your health insurance company.
Patients are expected to make payment at the time of service. This includes any co-payments that may be listed on your insurance card.
As a patient at MU Health Care, you will receive two separate bills for services at our hospitals or clinics.
One bill will come from University of Missouri Health Care (gold billing statement). It includes charges for the facility fee and any ancillary testing provided to you. This would include laboratory tests, X-rays and any specialized testing requested by your physician.
A second bill will come from University Physicians (blue billing statement) for physician charges for your office visit. This would include procedures performed, laboratory tests and/or radiology interpretation. Because University Physicians clinics are not privately owned by the physicians, their charges do not include costs for supplies and facilities’ overhead.