Thank you for choosing Blessing Health System for your healthcare needs.  Please utilize the below links if you are looking to pay your bill, or to view our Financial Assistance Policy.

If you have questions regarding a bill, call (217) 223-8400, ext. 4120. For questions regarding participating insurance networks, call (217) 223-8400, ext. 4120

Blessing Hospital's Patient Financial Services Department staff encourages you to consult with your individual insurance plan or payor to ensure you have coverage and/or precertification requirements for the specific services at the time of service.

Visit coverageforall.org to seek available health coverage options by state. Click here to view accepted Medicare Advantage plans.

Do you want to better understand, plan and manage your out-of-pocket healthcare costs? Click here for more information about understanding healthcare prices from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

Blessing Hospital has partnered with a regional bank to offer a medical loan to help you finance your hospital account balance(s). View, fill out and print the bank loan application form. Please mail the completed form to: 

Blessing Hospital
Patient Financial Services
PO Box 7005
Quincy, IL 62305

Blessing Hospital accepts all third-party payers and participates in the following networks of managed care/insurance plans:   

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna/GWH

  • CorVel (Illinois W/C)

  • Coventry Healthcare of IL

    • First Health                           

    • Coventry Health Plan

    • Group Health Plan (GHP)    

    • Mail Handlers

  • Health Alliance

    • Commercial – PPO, HMO

    • State of IL/HMO

  • HealthLink – PPO, HMO

  • HFN

    • Commercial

    • Illinois W/C

  • Humana

    • Commercial PPO, POS, EPO plans

    • Traditional commercial plans

  • Magellan (State of Illinois Employees and Iowa Medicaid only)

  • Medicaid

    • Traditional

    • Illinois Health Connect

    • Meridian Health Plan (IL)

    • Missouri Care (MO)

  • Medicare

    • Traditional

    • Medicare Supplements

  • Medicare Advantage

    • Health Alliance

    • Humana PPO, PFFS

    • Care Improvement Plus      

    • Coventry Advantra HMO

    • Coventry Advantra PPO     

    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage National PPO

  • MHNet

  • Multiplan

  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)

  • Tri-Care

    • CHAMPVA

  • UnitedHealthcare

Blessing Hospital also participates in numerous other health plans not listed above. It would be best for you to consult with your individual insurance plan or payer to ensure you have coverage and/or precertification requirements for the specific services at the time of service.

If you have any managed care network questions or your health plan is not listed above, please call (217) 223-8400, ext. 4120.

Health Claims Counselor 

At no charge, the Blessing Health Claims Counselor will help you understand and process medical bills and insurance paperwork, no matter what hospital, doctor or insurance company sent the bill. The Health Claims Counselor can also help you identify important elements to consider when shopping for health insurance, supplemental health insurance, or long-term care policies.  

Adding Your Newborn

To make sure insurance providers pay for your newborn's hospital stay, Blessing Hospital must have insurance information for you and your baby. To help with this, please:

1. Bring an insurance card for yourself and your baby (if not adding the baby to your policy) with you to the hospital.

2. Contact your employer, insurance provider, or public aid to add your newborn to your insurance plan as soon as possible within 30 days of delivery.

Please call Patient Financial Services at (217) 223-8400, ext. 4136 with any questions.

Commonly Asked Questions About Medicare

Q: What is Medical Necessity and why are Advanced Beneficiary Notices (ABNs) NOT applicable for Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)?  

A: Blessing Hospital is required to adhere to government regulations when providing services to Medicare recipients. Blessing's patient representatives are required to check the medical necessity of a patient's outpatient test/procedure to determine if it meets appropriate criteria before the rendering of the service. If the test/procedure on the doctor’s prescription does not reflect an appropriate diagnosis code, per Medicare standards, the patient/guarantor will be asked to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN), which states that should Medicare deny payment for this service, the patient/guarantor will accept financial responsibility.

Q: What is the Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire and why must I complete it each time I'm a patient at Blessing Hospital?  

A: This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions by Medicare recipients. Medicare requires that a series of questions be asked UPON EACH VISIT to a hospital facility, whether inpatient or outpatient. These questions are part of a form called the Medicare Secondary Payer Questionnaire. Each time you arrive at Blessing Hospital for any type of service (emergency care, outpatient or inpatient), patient representatives will ask specific questions to determine which insurance company will be the primary payer for the patient's bill. Medicare is NOT always the primary payer and governmental guidelines demand that hospitals verify if any other insurance coverage could be primary. Examples: If the patient's care is related to an auto accident or work-related accident, the auto insurance coverage or worker's compensation coverage will be primary. If a patient is working and still retains insurance from his/her employer, the group insurance will be primary.