Northwell Health offers payment flexibility for federal workers during shutdown

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health revealed Jan. 25 that it will offer payment flexibility for patient billing to federal employees financially affected by the partial government shutdown.

Federal workers who verify they work for the government and express hardship qualify for various payment options, system officials said in a news release. Options include placing a temporary hold on the patient's account so the outstanding balance does not go to collections, as well as seeing if they are eligible for financial assistance.

"Northwell Health wants to help federal workers who are being impacted by the government shutdown to ensure that financial concerns are not impeding necessary medical care," Richard Miller, executive vice president and chief business strategy officer for Northwell Health, said in the release.

More information on the options available to federal workers is available here.  


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