The city’s first hospital opened Wednesday, bringing 24-hour emergency care and in-patient services to Maricopa for the first time. With that opening have come questions about what insurance plans the hospital takes.
According to Exceptional Healthcare CEO Saeed Mahboubi, the new hospital, known as Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa, accepts all plans.
“Exceptional Community Hospital–Maricopa honors all in-network benefits for emergency services provided to our patients,” he said. “We bill in-network copayments, deductibles and coinsurance. We accept all commercial insurance plans and any Medicare, Medicaid (ACCCHS), TriCare plans and HIS/Tribal and VA plans. Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa is state licensed but is pending Medicare certification. Once Medicare is certified we will bill for services after the Medicare participation date. Medicare, Medicaid and TriCare services will not be billed to insurance or the patient prior to Medicare certification.”
The new hospital is situated in the heart of Maricopa on State Route 347 at the south end of the overpass. The 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes nine in-patient rooms and eight emergency room treatment rooms allowing those sick or injured in town to receive emergency treatment without a half hour hospital ride to Chandler or Casa Grande.
The primary feature of the hospital is its 24-hour emergency department. But it includes a specialty internal medicine hospital, in-house laboratory, and a digital imaging suite including CT Scan, X-Ray, mobile MRI and ultrasound.
Mahboubi said insurance network status should not affect the hospital’s ability to provide care to anyone who needs it.
“We do not balance bill patients for any amounts in excess of in-network benefit patient costs, thus network status with health plans should not hinder access to emergency care for any insured community member,” he said. “We appreciate people choosing Exceptional Community Hospital in Maricopa, and we are dedicated to providing expert medical care for the entire community and all those patients in need.”
Exceptional said its goal is to provide minimal wait times, a caring staff, highly individualized care, and state-of-the-art technology, ensuring quality healthcare and service needs are met in every way.