Billing Information and Financial Assistance

Your Financial Team

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Jolie Girard

Business Office Manager
and Patient Financial Advisor

(620) 873-7557

Jade Neel

Jade Neel

Insurance Specialist
(620) 873-7593

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Kayla Larrabee

Insurance Specialist
(620) 873-7558

What to Expect

  • If you have insurance

    • We will copy your insurance card once a year at the hospital to keep our records up-to-date.
    • It is your responsibility to be aware of exclusions, benefits, co-payments and deductibles in your insurance plan.
    • We will submit your bill to your insurance company for payment. We will not send the amount due to you until we have heard from your insurance company.
    • You are responsible to make sure your bill is paid in full.

    Professional fees for doctor services such as surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, anesthesia, and others may not be reflected and will be billed separately.

  • Medicare Patients

    You will receive a bill for any remaining balance after we have received payment from Medicare and your supplemental insurance

    We must follow certain rules when billing Medicare. These include:

    • Asking questions to decide whether or not Medicare should be listed as the primary or secondary insurance. These questions must be reviewed each time you register to make sure our information is current and accurate.
    • Making sure any test or procedure ordered by your doctor is medically necessary under Medicare guidelines. If Medicare does not consider the test or procedure necessary, you will be asked to sign a form agreeing to pay for the test or procedure if you wish to have it done.
  • Medicaid Patients

    If you have Medicaid, you must be eligible for coverage at the time of service and present a card for the current month. If your Medicaid card shows you have additional insurance, you must also present that insurance card at the time you register.

  • If you do not have insurance

    A financial advocate can help you decide if you qualify for any programs from the state in which you reside.

  • Payment Arrangements

    If you do not qualify for Medicaid or full financial assistance, you will be asked to make payment arrangements. The amount you pay monthly will be based on the balance of your bill and your capacity to pay.

  • Financial Assistance

    Financial assistance may be available to cover emergency or medically necessary services to those who are financially unable to pay. Financial assistance documents and application are available below. The amount of assistance you will receive will depend on:

    • Household income
    • Number of dependents
    • Your assets
    • Qualified medical expenses

     

    Financial Assistance Documents (English):

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Application

    Meade District Hospital FA Plain Language Summary

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Policy

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Policy Appendix A

     

    Financial Assistance Documents (Spanish):

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Application-Spanish

    Meade District Hospital FA Plain Language Summary-Spanish

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Policy-Spanish

    Meade District Hospital Financial Assistance Policy Appendix A-Spanish

  • Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

    If you have questions about health insurance for seniors, a free confidential consultation may be arranged. SHICK has trained volunteers to help you with Medicare, questions regarding supplemental insurance, long-term care and other health insurance subjects that concern elder Kansans.

    To find a SHICK counselor in your area call 800-860-5260 or visit https://kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/medicare-programs/shick