Find 02199 hospitals, children's and pediatric centers, patient care & medical facilities, urgent care, emergency room, ambulance, and EMS emergency services. Hospitals provide information on patients, healthcare, medical procedures, doctor visits, and medical insurance.
New England Medical Center - Floating Hospital for Children 755 Washington Street Boston MA 02111 0.9 miles from 02199 617-636-8100
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Hospitals 250 Washington Street Boston MA 02108 1.4 miles from 02199 617-624-6000
VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Campus 150 South Huntington Avenue Boston MA 02130 2.0 miles from 02199 617-232-9500
The Emergency Treatment and Labor Act gives individuals the right to emergency care regardless of their ability to pay. Nevertheless, Hospital staff will ask for insurance information, if possible, upon a patient's arrival. Hospitals are not obligated to treat uninsured patients that are not experiencing an emergency.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act entitles all patients to have access to their medical records. Most Hospitals will require an authorization form and picture identification before releasing medical records. In rare cases, a Hospital may withhold certain information, such as psychotherapy notes.
Hospitals develop a list of charges for each of the Hospital's procedures and supplies. The list, referred to as the Chargemaster, covers thousands of items and forms the basis for billing patients and third party payers.