A Word From Our CEO
To Our Valued Patients:
In this time of uncertainty, we would like to assure our patients that Kittitas Valley Healthcare is still very much dedicated to our mission, which is providing outstanding, personalized care to improve the lives of individuals and families in our community. That mission encompasses not only the healthcare you receive at your visit, but also the billing process that happens after your visit is over.
As always the following financial options remain available.
- Discounts for patients without insurance coverage.
- Prompt pay discounts for accounts paid with little or no delay.
- Payment plans that do not accrue fees or interest.
- Financial aid for those that need assistance with their bill.
In an effort to deliver excellent healthcare from beginning to end, and to help ease any anxieties you may be facing due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19 we have implemented the following:
- Lower monthly payment plans (please call us to set up a formal plan).
- Yakima Adjustment, a third party collection agency, is making every effort to assist with balances that have already been turned over to them.
- They are sensitive to the needs of the community at this time and are willing to work on a monthly payment plan.
- They have also put a temporary hold on wage garnishments on new past due accounts.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to see which payment options will fit your circumstances best. We appreciate you choosing Kittitas Valley Hospital Healthcare for your healthcare needs and we look forward to helping you through these challenging times.
Julie Petersen, Chief Executive Officer, Kittitas Valley Healthcare
About Our Billing Services
KVH collects payment for services as efficiently as possible so that we can continue our service to the community. It is our responsibility to share with you information on your financial obligations for services provided throughout your care.
KVH serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
As of Jan. 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated federal guidelines requiring hospitals to make available a list of their current standard charges via the Internet in a machine readable format at least annually (Reference CMS–1694–P).
Click here for the current Kittitas Valley Healthcare charge master (updated 12.21.2020). Please note this information is subject to change.
The provision of care is complex, and often the exact course of care is not knowable in advance. While the charge master does show hospital charges, it does not compile total costs for specific procedures. If you would like assistance in determining projected costs for your care, please contact 509-933-8657.
As of Jan. 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated federal guidelines requiring hospitals to make available a list of their current payer-specific negotiated rates with insurance companies at least annually (Reference CMS–1735–F).
Click here for the current Kittitas Valley Healthcare Negotiated Rates (updated 12.30.2020). Please note this information is subject to change and is an estimate. Charges can change based on the care provided at the time of service.