Financial Assistance Offered
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center offers financial assistance through its Financial Assistance Policy to patients unable to pay for emergency and medically necessary care.
Eligibility Requirements and Assistance Offered
Eligibility for financial assistance is based on multiple factors, including the nature of the condition and care required, insurance coverage or other sources of payment (including personal injury claims), income (Federal Poverty Level guidelines used to determine the amount of financial assistance offered), family size, assets, and any special consideration the patient or physician would like to have considered.
Financial assistance is offered to patients who are uninsured and underinsured. Partial or full financial assistance will be granted based on a patient’s ability to pay the billed charges.
Patients must fully comply with the application process, including submitting tax returns, bank statements and pay stubs, as well as, completing the application process for all available sources of assistance, including Medicaid or Medical Assistance.
How to Apply for Financial Assistance with HRMC
The patient or any person involved in the care of the patient, including a family member or provider, may express financial concerns at any point during the patient’s care. The patient or responsible party will then be encouraged to complete the financial assistance application.
Financial assistance is limited to medical care provided at HRMC and by HRMC personnel. Expenses such as travel, food, lodging, durable medical equipment and prescriptions are not covered under the Financial Assistance Policy. HRMC will uphold the confidentiality and dignity of each patient and any information submitted for consideration of financial assistance will be treated as protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Where to Obtain Copies of Forms for Assistance from HRMC
HRMC’s Financial Assistance Policy and Application are available and free to the public. You may obtain a copy at any front desk of the hospital or by calling Patient Accounts at 620-665-2024. You may also request a copy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also print them from our website:
Point of Contact for Information and Assistance
Additional information about the Financial Assistance Policy and assistance with the application process can be obtained from Patient Account Services at 1701 East 23rd St, Hutchinson, KS 67502 or you may call one of our knowledgeable staff members at 620-665-2024. You may also email our Financial Counselors at email@example.com.
For Non-English Speaking Patients
Translation services are available onsite at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center at 1701 East 23rd St, Hutchinson, KS 67502 or via phone at 620-665-2024.
No More than Amount Generally Billed
A patient determined to be eligible for financial assistance may not be charged more than amounts generally billed for emergency or other medically necessary care to patients who have insurance for such care.