We would like to be sure that your visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with your preferences. As a patient, you (or your support person) have the right to:
Please understand that you will be notified if certain clinical restrictions or limitations may apply.
Patient and visitor parking is located in the front of our hospitals. Please do not park in restricted areas and/or gated physician parking areas.
Please check with your physician or surgeon to determine if you will need someone to transport you home after your surgery, test or procedure.
If you have an advance directive, bring a copy with you. For patients with a legal guardian, conservator or power of attorney, a copy should be brought to the hospital and presented at admission. Should you have additional questions, risk management is available at 352.751.8008.
The hospital will not be responsible for the loss of personal items.
A patient access representative will complete the MSP when you arrive for your surgery, test or procedure. The questionnaire contains all of the necessary questions that need to be asked of the beneficiary to determine if there is other insurance that is primary to Medicare. Accurately completing the MSP questionnaire ensures expedient payments to providers, as well as compliance with Medicare rules and regulations.
The basic definition of precertification is obtaining approval from the insurer for patient services prior to treatment. This is a critical element for payment of services. For surgical cases, the physician's office is responsible for obtaining precertification. It is advisable for you to follow up with your doctor to ensure this process has occurred. Failure to have a surgery, test or procedure precertified could result in reduced or denied benefits by the insurance carrier.