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Financial Assistance may be available to patients with little or no income. These funds are offered for Hospital services only. If you feel you may qualify for this assistance, please contact the Patient Financial Services Department.

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Insurance Information

Virginia Hospital Center participates in the following insurance plans. Always confirm with your Health plan to ensure that Virginia Hospital Center is in-network.
*Please note that Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care and Outpatient Rehabilitation may not participate in all of the following insurance plans.


Aetna (all plans)

Based on a review of quality and efficiency data, Virginia Hospital Center has been designated by Aetna as an Institute of Quality for Cardiac Services and Knee & Hip Replacement.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Healthkeepers
  • COVA Care
  • Keycare

Beech Street / Viant

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)

  • HMO / POS / PPO
  • CareFirst FELRA
  • CareFirst Federal
  • CareFirst NonFederal PPO

Based on a review of quality and efficiency data, Virginia Hospital Center received a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Center of Distinction for Cardiac Services. This Distinction is still in effect in 2014.

Cigna (all plans)

Coventry Healthcare

Innovation Health 
(Virginia Hospital Center does not participate with the Innovation Health Exchange Plan only.)

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic (all plans)

  • Signature
  • Select
  • Added Choice
  • Flex Choice

MDIPA & MDIPA Preferred

Multiplan PPO

OneNet PPO

Optima Health Plan

  • HMO / POS / PPO

Optimum Choice & Optimum Choice Preferred

Private HealthCare Systems (PHCS)

  • PHCS Medstar Select

Southern Health

  • HMO / POS / PPO


United Health Care (all plans)

  • HMO / POS / PPO
  • Compass Rose Options PPO / Indemnity
  • GEHA Options PPO
  • UHC Student Services (for Marymount University Students)

Based on a review of quality and efficiency data, Virginia Hospital Center has received a 2005 quality designation as a United Health Premium cardiac specialty center. The designation is still effective in 2014.

Virginia Health Network

  • Humana PPO VHN (participate only through Virginia Health Network)

Other Commercial Insurance plans accepted




  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Evercare Medicare
  • Humana Medicare
  • Kaiser Medicare Plus
  • Secure Horizon Medicare
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Other Medicare Advantage and Private Fee For Service plans accepted

Insurance FAQ

Even if you have good insurance, a hospital visit may yield a few financial surprises. Do you fully understand what your insurance policy covers? It's important to know what your plan entails before you have to use it. Please click on the links below to expand or collapse. The following questions are worth investigating:

Do the Hospital's doctors participate in your plan?

Hospitals contract with physician groups such as radiologists, anesthesiologists, and emergency department doctors to provide care inside the hospital. These doctors participate in most insurance plans, but not all. You should expect to receive a separate bill from these doctors if they provide services to you. The bill will ask for remittance of charges not covered by your insurance plan.

What coverage can you expect for elective procedures?

Before you arrive at the Hospital for an elective procedure, ask your physician how much the procedure will cost - both in terms of his services and those provided by the hospital. Will you need ancillary services, such as surgical pathology if you are having surgery? Are certain services mandatory according to hospital policy? Does your physician anticipate that you will also need the services of a radiologist, anesthesiologist, or neonatologist?

What about referrals once you're admitted?

If the attending physician wants to refer you to a specialist, ask for one who is in your insurance plan. It may be impossible to accommodate your request, depending on physician availability, but it's worth it to ask. At the same time, question your insurance company about its policies regarding treatment from non-participating providers during hospitalization.

Will your insurance cover a new baby?

If you're pregnant and you and your spouse have separate health insurance plans, consider which policy will offer the best benefits for your baby. What if the baby needs special care following delivery? Are well - baby check-ups covered? Talk with your obstetrician about some of the potential scenarios that could arise. Do you need to choose a pediatrician who has privileges at the hospital to see your baby before it is discharged?

Is it worth it to question a bill?

When you receive an invoice, double check with your insurer, hospital, and physician regarding your payment obligation. In some cases, payment amounts can be negotiated. Make sure you understand the basic benefits and deductibles specified in your insurance plan before you call.

Updated 1/7/14

Managed Care Department
  • The Managed Care Department can provide information regarding the Healthcare plans with which Virginia Hospital Center participates.
  • AVP:
    Ruth E. Dyster
    Angie Powell-Boulware
  • Department Hours:
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday – Friday
  • Phone: 703.558.5175
  • Fax: 703.558.5987
How Much Will My Procedure Cost?

If you would like to find out how much your procedure will cost, here are some numbers to connect you with the appropriate department:

Due to the complexity and diverse nature of many hospital procedures, ALL PRICE QUOTES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY.

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