Billing Process
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Review the steps below. Contact customer service if you have any questions.

Step 1
The patient receives services at one of Sentara's hospitals. 

- Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Step 2
The patient receives an initial statement in the mail that includes visit specific information (see below). 

- Charges for treatment and/or testing (itemized statement available upon request)
- Insurance information, if applicable 
- A contact number for the hospital 
- Dates of treatment
Step 3
Sentara Hospitals’ Patient Accounting Department begins the billing and collection processes based on insurance information provided at the time of registration.

Step 4
If the account balance is not resolved in a timely manner by any insurance company (third party payer), the patient may be billed.

Step 5
Patients may receive collection notices or statements from Sentara Hospitals’ internal and external collection sources. If a patient requires financial assistance, there are Financial Assistance Programs available for those who meet eligibility requirements.

- Accounts Management Department 
- Sentara Collections

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