Billing & Collection Policy
The Billing and Collections policy of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital and Water’s Edge and its employed medical partners (collectively “HAMH”), together with the Financial Assistance Policy (FAP) establishes that actions may be taken in the event of nonpayment for medical care provided by HAMH, including but not limited to extraordinary collection actions. The guiding principles behind this policy are to treat all patients and Individual(s) Responsible equally with dignity and respect and to ensure appropriate billing and collection procedures are uniformly followed and to ensure that reasonable efforts are made to determine whether the Individual(s) Responsible for payment of all or a portion of a patient account is eligible for assistance under the Financial Assistance Policy.
Click HAMH Billing and Collection Policy to view the entire policy. You may also request a free copy from the front desk of the hospital.