Prairie Lakes Implementing Time of Service Payments

Friday, April 14, 2023
Time of Service Payments
Time of Service Payments

Effective Monday, April 17, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System will be collecting co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance from patients at time of service. This update aligns with common and current healthcare industry practices.

  • The co-pay for your clinic visit (Specialty Clinic, Cancer Center, ENT Clinic) is based on your insurance plan.
  • The private pay co-pay for your clinic visit (Specialty Clinic, Cancer Center, ENT Clinic) is $200.
  • For Hospital services, deductible and co-insurance are based on your insurance plan, or a percentage of your estimate is required for Private Pay.
  • Patients who present for emergency medical care are subject to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) regulations.

Please contact your insurance company to find out how your office visit and medical services will be covered.

Patients may be expected to pay a portion of their bill at time of service. If you have questions regarding time-of-service payments, please call a Prairie Lakes Patient Account Specialist at 605-882-7887.

For patients who have Medicare insurance, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System bills services as provider-based billing, sometimes called hospital-based billing. Frequently asked questions regarding provider-based billing can be found by clicking here.