Provides NASE Members with discounts at hospitals located all of the U.S.
For only $15 a month NASE Members saved an average of 53% from January through July of 2008* at hospitals located all over the U.S. This program also provides negotiation services that can save you and your family thousands of dollars. Professional Case Negotiators will work with any hospital in the country to negotiate savings.
How to Access Hospital Savings
- Contact the Hospital Care Card program and a representative will fully explain how the program works. A Case Manager will work with the Member and hospital to negotiate a reduced fee.
- Once a fee has been negotiated, the member will be required to provide payment information. Specific information regarding program requirements may be obtained from the Case Manager.
- Once payment verification has been secured, a referral will be sent to the hospital. Once a referral has been issued, members should not pay providers directly for any services. If a payment is made directly to the provider, savings are not guaranteed. Each member’s hospitalization is negotiated on a case-by-case basis, and savings will vary.
Medical Bill Mediation Program
In the event a member faces hospitalization that will require in excess of $5,500 out-of-pocket and needs assistance negotiating payment arrangements, the Hospital Negotiation Service offers assistance through the Medical Bill Mediation Program. The Medical Bill Mediation Program assists the member and advocates on the Member’s behalf with the hospital to find an amicable solution for both parties.
In the event emergency services are required, seek treatment immediately and call the Program Administrator to obtain instructions. Savings are not guaranteed on services rendered prior to obtaining a Referral.
*Negotiated fees are based on services from January 2008 through July 2008. Negotiations vary by location and procedure.
THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE. THIS IS NOT A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN.*
This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c. 111M and 956 CMR 5.00. The plan provides discounts at certain health care providers for medical services. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not make payments directly to the providers of medical services. Plan members are obligated to pay for all health care services but will receive a discount from those health care providers who have contracted with the discount medical plan organization. You may access a list of participating health care providers at www.searchforaprovider.com. Upon request the plan will make available a written list of participating health care providers. You have the right to cancel within the first 30 days after receipt of membership materials and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5). Discount Medical Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.
The program and its administrators have no liability for providing or guaranteeing service by providers or the quality of service rendered by providers. *Medicare statement applies to MD residents when pharmacy discounts are part of program.
This program is not available in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.