Why Using Insurance Helps the Tribal Health System

Hospital bills and insurance

The Indian Health Service cannot provide enough funding to cover all the health needs of our customers. To help pay for the rest of the services needed, we get funding from private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. If you have such coverage, we will bill them for some of the cost of services provided to you. (Little or no additional effort on your part is required in the billing process).

These "third-party" revenues are an important source of income and help us improve the quality of care we provide to all our customers. This is just another way we are working to provide the best quality health care for Alaska Natives. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, please contact the Business Office at 729-2460.

If you have health insurance

ANMC will need a copy of your identification card. We also may need insurance forms supplied by your employer or insurance company (which we will obtain on your behalf). You will be asked to assign benefits from the insurance company directly to the hospital.

If you are covered by Medicare

ANMC will need a copy of your Medicare card to verify eligibility and process your Medicare claim.

If you are covered by Medicaid or Denali KidCare

We will need a copy of your Medicaid card. Denali KidCare is a no-cost health insurance program for children, teenagers and pregnant women. Denali KidCare may pay for many medical services that are not provided or paid for by your local Native hospital or clinic. These include: eyeglasses, prescriptions, mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, allergy testing, and transportation (including air/taxi/ferry), lodging and meals when your visits to medical providers are pre-authorized through the state. If you would like to know more about Medicaid or Denali KidCare, please contact our Family Health Resources Department at (907) 729-1392.

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(907) 729-2460 MAIN
(800) 478-1636 FREE

4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508