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Hospital Services Reimbursed by 3 Types of Payers

Ohio hospitals are paid for health care services they provide by three categories of payers—commercial insurers, government programs and individual patients. Private insurance coverage is primarily provided through employer-sponsored programs in Ohio. Government payers include Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, Bureau of Workers Compensation and the military. Patients who have not purchased coverage or applied for coverage through government programs are billed directly for the services provided.