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Health and Financial Comparisons

Lakewood PDF Publication (.pdf)
This describes and compares health and financial documents that you might encounter as a Lakewood patient.

HIPAA Policy

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law was passed by Congress:

  • To improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets
  • To combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery
  • To reduce costs and the administrative burdens of health care by improving efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system by standardizing the interchange of electronic data for specified administrative and financial transactions
  • To ensure protecting the privacy of Americans’ personal health records by protecting the security and confidentiality of health care information

Click the download button to read Lakewood’s full HIPAA policy.

Home-Based Services Comparison Chart

Side-by-side comparison of Lakewood’s home-based services, including: home care, palliative and hospice care.

Honoring Choices Healthcare Directive – Long Form

The Honoring Choices healthcare directive is a form used for advance care planning, which involves life conversations about values, beliefs and goals for future healthcare. This document outlines your values and priorities for future medical treatment and can identify your healthcare agent. This planning allows for less confusion and more preparation for unexpected medical events.

The Honoring Choices long form provides more detailed questions and planning.

 

Honoring Choices Healthcare Directive – Short Form

The Honoring Choices healthcare directive is a form used for advance care planning, which involves life conversations about values, beliefs and goals for future healthcare. This document outlines your values and priorities for future medical treatment and can identify your healthcare agent. This planning allows for less confusion and more preparation for unexpected medical events.

The Honoring Choices short form has limited questions and planning. Those who choose to fill out a short form are encouraged to fill out a long form as well.

Hospital Fees

Current, standard charges for hospital charges at Lakewood Health System. Prices are current as of 1/1/2019 and are subject to change.