At the time of your child’s diagnosis the last thing you may have on your mind is the cost of your child’s medical care. However, you should be familiar with your medical coverage benefits and be able to provide documentation of these benefits.
Each time your child is admitted to hospital for inpatient or to the clinic for outpatient care, the Texas Children’s Hospital Admissions Department will verify your insurance coverage and receive appropriate approval from your insurance/managed care carrier. Please be familiar with the need for pre-authorizations and pre-certifications as outlined by your insurance company. The admissions staff will help you to obtain these from your insurance company.
Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers provides a financial counselor who reviews insurance coverage with all new patients and families and assists families with billing questions and problems. If you have questions, please contact the financial counselor at 832-822-3483.