The discount process is as easy as we could make it for you.
We will work out an affordable payment plan with you, based on your income. We will be as reasonable as possible.
IRC Section 501(r)(5) requires that hospitals limit charges for emergency and other medically necessary care provided to individuals eligible for financial assistance to be no more than amounts generally billed (ABG) to insured individuals. Our facility uses the “look back” method to calculate AGB. Under this method, we reviewed all paid Medicare claims for a 12-month period ending March 31, 2017. The “Look Back” review determined that the average discount totaled 1.5% of hospital charges. The uninsured discount rate of 1.5% is applied to all uninsured patient accounts. The minimum amount that we charge uninsured patients is lower than the amount generally billed (AGB) to insurance. Additional discounts for patients who receive financial assistance under our policy would be greater than or equal to the uninsured rate. We test this threshold annually to ensure ongoing compliance with this requirement.
Low or no income? Check into our “Compassionate Care” program. The program has some forms you will need to fill out. Our caring billing staff will be happy to help you with any questions you have concerning the forms.
1. All balances under $1000.00 must be paid within 120 days of date of service.
2. All balances over $1000.00 must be paid within 12 months from the date of service.
3. A minimum payment of $50.00 per date of service is required.
If your accounts are currently past due or if you need further assistance with payment options, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
If you are having any difficulty paying your medical bills, please contact our Business Office to see if you qualify for our Financial Assistance Program. You may be eligible for free or reduced cost medical services depending on your financial status. For more information about our Financial Assistance policy or other helpful programs you may qualify for, please contact any member of the Business Office.
Questions on a past or present bill? Please feel free to contact our billing department. You pick the method of contact: telephone; Fax; U.S. Mail; E-Mail; or in person.
Wheatland Memorial Healthcare
P.O. Box 287
530 3rd St. NW
Harlowton, MT 59036-0287