In order to supplement its Indian Health Services funds, BBAHC bills Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance companies for all eligible medical, dental and substance abuse services that can be reimbursed. If you have "third party" insurance (such as Blue Cross Blue Shield), BBAHC will bill them for covered services. Funds from third party reimbursements help BBAHC maintain present services as well as to expand and improve services.

IHS patients do not receive a statement for IHS covered services as these services are pre-paid by the Indian Health Service. Shortly after receiving services at one of our facilities, you will receive your "Personal Account Statement", this statement is issued at the same time your charges are submitted to your insurance carrier. If you received services at Kanakanak Hospital or one of BBAHC's village clinics, your medical charges are managed through the Patient Accounts Department. You may receive separate bills from other professional service providers involved in your hospital care.


Payment Contracts:

Sliding Fee Discount Program:

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.