Outpatient Billing

Physicians in our practice see patients in our hospital outpatient location office and our physician office. Below are the different location settings:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
  • Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, 1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Physician Office Billing

When your visit takes place in a physician office, you will usually be charged only for the physician’s examination, and your co-payment will usually be your only out-of-pocket cost.

We will request your co-payment when you check in for a visit.

Hospital Outpatient Billing

When your visit takes place in a hospital outpatient location, there will typically be two charges which may result in you paying more for your visit than if you are seen in a physician office. Your out-of-pocket costs could include the following:

  1. You will be charged for the physician’s examination, which will usually be covered by your co-payment.
  2. You will also be charged by the hospital for use of hospital space, equipment, and support staff. This is commonly known as a “Facility Fee.” Your health plan may apply these hospital charges to your annual deductible, and after using up your deductible, you may be responsible for a co-insurance payment.