If a sexual assault survivor used their insurance to pay for the cost of the exam, but insurance did not cover 100% of the bill, can the hospital or provider charge OVS for the balance?

If a sexual assault survivor used their insurance to pay for the cost of the exam, but insurance did not cover 100% of the bill, can the hospital or provider charge OVS for the balance?

No. Once private health care insurance is assigned, the hospital or healthcare provider may not bill the Direct Reimbursement Program for any balance due. A sexual assault survivor may file a regular claim application with OVS and if eligible, be reimbursed for any non-covered medical expenses related to the sexual assault.

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