Third Party Collections
The mission of the TPCP is to collect from third party payers the cost of medical services provided to DoD beneficiaries to the fullest extent allowed under 10 U.S.C. 1095. The goal of the TPCP is to identify DoD beneficiaries with a third party payer plan, comply with third party payer requirements, submit claims to third party payers, ensure collections are made and document collection activities. Hours of service: Monday through Friday, 0730-1630.
What is the Third Party Collection Program?
The program is about recovering money from private health insurers for care provided to insured patients. Under this program, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) is required by law to bill private health insurance companies, such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers, Aetna, etc. The President of the United States initiated this law in 1986.
Why Bill Private Health Insurance?
Due to budget cuts, the money collected from the Third Party Collection program will make up the difference in reduction of funds Congress has marked for military programs.
An opportunity exists at the WBAMC that will benefit you, the patient, and our facility. It is known as the Third Party Collection program. Your cooperation in this program will help us to enhance the medical care provided to you, our beneficiary.
The key to the success of this program is you and your other health insurance coverage that you or your spouse may be paying for, but not using. The only thing we are asking you to do differently is to submit your insurance information for processing with each visit. We will then bill your insurance company directly. The benefit to you is enhanced healthcare at no extra cost. The money recovered from third party payers goes directly to our facility, to enhance the high level of healthcare you have come to expect from us will continue without costing you any more money.
You can rest assured this policy will cause no delays in your healthcare or claim processing, and absolutely no preferential treatment based on type of coverage or even existence of insurance coverage will result form the Third Party Collection program. Our commitment is to provide you and your family with the very best in healthcare, and the Third-Party Collection program will enable us to do this in these times of severe funding and budget cuts.
The Full Benefit
As you can see, the Third Party Collection program will have no direct effect on your pocketbook, nor will it have a negative effect on our healthcare. Instead, this program will allow us to continuously maintain services and improve our healthcare services. That simply means every time you enter “your hospital,” you can be assured that you’re receiving the very best healthcare available today.
Our Promise to You
You can rest assured this policy will cause no delays in your healthcare or claim processing, and absolutely no preferential treatment based on type of coverage or even existence of insurance coverage will result from the Third Party Collection program. Our commitment is to provide you and your family with the very best in healthcare and the Third-Party Collection program will enable us to do this in these times of severe funding and budget cuts.
If you have any more questions about the Third Party Collection program, or would like to submit your insurance information directly to us please consult our FAQ page or contact the Third Party Collections at:
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
5005 N. Piedras Street
El Paso, Texas 79920-5001
Attn: Third Party Collections
Phone: 915 569-1186
Fax: 915 569-3604
You may also use this website's contact form to ask questions.
You are also welcome to stop by our office anytime, we would be happy to assist you.