UTMB Health’s Patient Payment Policies
Health care costs continue to rise, and so do insurance premiums. As a result, employers and insurance companies continue to increase patient financial responsibilities to manage the escalating costs of health insurance. The increased patient financial
responsibilities result in higher copayments, coinsurance amounts and deductibles.
All patients with financial responsibility, including those with commercial insurance or Medicare and those who are self-insured, are expected to pay the full portion of their costs (copay, coinsurance
amounts and deductibles) at the time of service or in advance of an elective procedure.
The services affected include:
- Clinic visits
- Elective surgical procedures
- Advance payment for other elective procedures, such as imaging, endoscopy, and cardiac catheterization, will go into effect soon.