1. What is the PHE?
2. What does it mean for members?
3. When will I be billed?
What is the Public Health Emergency?
The Public Health Emergency (PHE) was put in place in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and relaxed many of the regulatory requirements in the healthcare space. One of which allowed medical practices to waive collection of patient cost sharing, such as co-pays and deductibles. As you know, Perry has taken advantage of that and has ensured that all of our services have come at no cost to any of our members. Come May 11, the end of the PHE, we are no longer able to waive cost sharing for patients.
What does this mean for Perry Health members?
For many of our members, it doesn’t mean anything - their insurance will continue to cover the full cost of our services. For others, it may mean a copay. The copay will typically be less than $30 per month, and could likely decline throughout the year as your deductibles are met. Any copay will only be for our clinical care. Our blood glucose meter, strips and lancets, will continue to be shipped at no cost to you.
When can you expect to see your first bill?
All services continue to be offered at no cost to you through April 2023. Costs for any services in May 2023 and beyond will start to be billed. This means that you will receive your first statement from Perry Health sometime in July if you have any patient responsibility due.
Does Perry Offer Financial Assistance?
Yes. If you’re concerned about any copays and you’d like to learn more, please give us a call at 470-594-4450 and we can help see if you qualify for financial assistance.