Health System Now Offering Online Bill Pay

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 6, 2009 – Southeast Georgia Health System now offers the convenience of paying hospital bills online at the Health System’s Web site, www.sghs.com.

According to Health System Executive Vice President & CFO Michael D. Scherneck, once patients receive their first billing statements, they can view their active accounts online. “With more and more people paying their bills online, it just made good sense for the Health System to offer this quick, convenient service to our patients,” Scherneck says. “With our new, secure service, patients can not only pay their bills online, but they can also view their payment history, including any insurance payments.”

Users of the new service can also view their total charges, all up-to-date account information, and print itemized bills. Additionally through the new service, the Health System provides patient education information to help patients understand and manage the billing process through a variety of resources, including:

  • On-line answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) associated with hospital and insurance billing.
  • A Medical Bill Organizer for patients to track and organize medical bills and Explanation of Benefits (EOB's).
  • Educational materials on appealing insurance denials with their insurer.
  • Helpful hints on how to make informed decisions when selecting health insurance providers.

To use the new service or learn more, visit www.sghs.com or contact the Health System’s Patient Financial Services Department at 912-466-5000.