Before treatment: Estimates, registration and verifying insurance

Review and complete this checklist before receiving treatment. To get an estimate of potential charges, contact a financial counselor at 402.559.5346 (or toll free at 800.552.8802). Interpreters are available.

Registration

  • Complete and return a pre-registration form at least five days before your scheduled visit. Learn how to pre-register here 
  • Contact your insurance company to ensure you meet any preauthorization requirements. If these requirements are not met, your benefits may be reduced, leaving you responsible for paying most or all your hospital expenses 
  • If you are covered by Medicare, you need to complete the Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire. Click here to download a copy of the questionnaire
  • Make sure your personal and insurance information on file is up-to-date

Verify you're in-network

  • Prior to receiving treatment, verify that your insurance company considers Nebraska Medicine an in-network facility. Even if your insurance company is contracted with Nebraska Medicine, your plan may not be included. Always double check
  • We also recommend that patients verify that the physicians who will be providing your care are in-network providers. Sometimes hospital charges may be in-network, but the physician is not. It is your responsibility to know which providers are in your network

Make sure you're pre-certified for care

  • Many health insurance companies now require pre-admission certification, pre-authorization, or a second medical opinion before payment is made for an admission and/or outpatient treatment at a hospital. Call your insurance company to ensure any and all requirements are met prior to your treatment

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