As part of its purpose, Miners’ Colfax Medical Center endeavors to ensure that the financial capacity of people who need healthcare services not prevent them from seeking or receiving needed medical care.
To that end, MCMC provides emergency and other medically necessary care up to 100% discount if a patient qualifies.
Who qualifies for a discount?
Financial assistance may be offered to patients who meet the following criteria:
- Have limited income;
- Have no insurance or not enough coverage (underinsured);
- Do not qualify for government help in paying for services; and
- Cannot pay for their care.
Financial assistance is decided based on each person’s need and situation. Refusal to purchase or enroll in a health insurance program by an individual who is able to do so may disqualify that individual from receiving financial assistance from MCMC.
What discounts are available?
MCMC is committed to providing services and offering a discount to all those that qualify. This discounted amount will be based on financial need to those who are uninsured, underinsured, ineligible for government programs, or otherwise unable to pay for emergency or medically necessary care.
What services are covered?
The MCMC Financial Assistance Program applies to all emergency and other medically necessary care provided at this facility. There will not be coverage for elective procedures for which no evidence of medical necessity can be determined.
How do I apply for financial assistance?
The Financial Counselor will assist the individual with obtaining and completing the application process. Applications may be obtained from the Financial Counselor or Patient Accounting Department upon request. All applications will be maintained for a period of 6 months.
What information will I need to provide for the application process?
The following information should be included with the application for financial assistance:
- A copy of the patient’s most recent income tax return.
- A copy of the patient’s last 2 check stubs (showing gross income), if available, or a letter from the employer stating the patient’s income.
- A Medicaid denial from the Department of Human Services.
- Reasonable proof of declared assets and expenses listed on the financial assistance application.
What happens after I apply for assistance?
Once a patient has submitted the required information, the Financial Counselor will review and analyze the application and will determine eligibility and notify the applicant.
If the patient receives proportional assistance, he/she must agree to an approved payment schedule to repay any remaining balance.
If the application is denied, the patient will be contacted by letter about the denial and required to make other payment arrangements.
How do I obtain more information or help with the application process?
Our Financial Counselor can be reached at (575) 445-7775 for more information. A copy of the application can be mailed to you or picked up at not cost.
In what languages is financial assistance information available?
We have the policy, application and this information in English and Spanish.
Will my financial information remain confidential?
All information that you give to Miners’ Colfax Medical Center is strictly confidential.