Out of Network Billing
It's important to understand your bill and if your provider is in or out-of-network.
CVPH is a participating provider in many health plan networks. View the list of the plans in which we participate. Some health plans use smaller networks for certain products they offer so it is important to check whether we participate in the specific plan you are covered by.
It's also important for you to know that the physician services you receive at CVPH are not included in the hospital’s charges. Physicians who provide services at the hospital may be independent physicians or they may be employed by the hospital. Physicians bill for their services separately and may or may not participate in the same health plans as the hospital. You should check with the physician arranging your hospital services to determine which plans that physician participates in. View plan participation information for physicians employed by CVPH.
You should also check with the physician arranging for your hospital services to determine whether the services of any other physicians will be required for your care. Your physician can provide you with the name, practice name, mailing address and telephone number of any physicians whose services may be needed. Your physician will also be able to tell you whether the services of any physicians employed or contracted by CVPH are likely to be needed. Contact information for these physicians can be found on the "Doctors and Specialists" tab on this page. CVPH collaborates with some independent physician groups, such as, radiologists and pathologists, to provide services at the hospital. You should contact these groups directly to find out which health plans they participate in, including:
Associates in Radiology of Plattsburgh
PO Box 2007
East Syracuse, NY 13057-4507
Champlain Valley Pathology
PO Box 309
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Hospitals are required by law to make available information about their standard charges for the items and services they provide. This information is available by contacting CVPH Patient Financial Advocates at (518) 562-7074.
If you do not have health insurance, you may be eligible for financial assistance in paying your hospital bills. Information about financial assistance is available online or you may contact our Financial Assistance Office at (518)-562-7074.