If a sexual assault survivor used her 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 her 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 OVS for any balance due. Most healthcare providers that accept private insurance will accept the insurance payment as “payment in full.” Additionally, a sexual assault survivor may file a full claim application with the OVS and if eligible, be reimbursed for any non-covered medical expenses related to the sexual assault.

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