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Special Cases

Maternity Cases at Southeast Hospital

Having a baby may affect a family's ability to meet financial obligations unless plans are made in advance. Recognizing this fact, our patient account representatives are available to help you plan payments.


If you have not been in a hospital or nursing home within the last 60 days, you will owe the first-day deductible established by the Medicare program. While you are a patient at SoutheastHEALTH, you will not owe any more than this unless:

  • You are admitted to an outpatient category of care for the purpose of observation.
  • A portion of your stay is "noncovered."
  • You have a stay that exhausts your full coverage days.

NOTE: Inpatient Medicare coverage exists only for "acute care," as defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. If at any time during the course of your hospitalization, the hospital or your physician feels you no longer require acute care, (as it is defined), you may be notified that Medicare benefits will not be payable after two days from the date of notification. Your appeal rights are carefully explained in the notification and our Case Management Representatives are available to assist in this appeal process.