Financial Assistance Policy
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center provides financial assistance to persons who have healthcare needs and are unable to pay for necessary services. CRMC strives to ensure that financial issues do not prevent patients from seeking or receiving medically necessary care.
It is our goal to provide affordable healthcare services to all patients regardless of the ability to pay and assist uninsured or underinsured patients who cannot pay for part or all of the care they receive. “Financial Assistance” as defined, by the means of provision of free or discounted care to a patient pursuant to financial assistance policies.
Financial assistance is not considered to be a substitute for personal responsibility. Patients must cooperate with CRMC procedures for obtaining financial assistance. Patients are expected to contribute to the cost of their care based on their ability to pay. Individuals with the financial means to purchase health insurance shall be urged to do so. This assures access to health care services and protects their assets.
In order to allow CRMC to provide a fair level of assistance to the greatest number of persons in need, the organization established the following guidelines for financial assistance.
It is CRMC’s goal to provide affordable healthcare services to all patients regardless of the ability to pay and assist uninsured or underinsured patients who cannot pay for part or all of the care they receive. Financial Assistance is defined as: By the means of provision of free or discounted care to a patient pursuant to financial assistance polices approved by the Hospital Board of Directors.
For questions about financial assistance, please call 218-546-7000 and ask to speak with a Financial Advisor.
Advance care planning (ACP) is preparing for when a person may not be able to make his or her own medical decisions. The process involves conversations throughout life about values, beliefs, and goals for future health care. Revisiting decisions and plans regularly and documenting wishes in a Health Care Directive is important. The document helps prepare for the unexpected by outlining values and priorities for future medical treatment and identifies a health care agent.
Trained Honoring Choices facilitators are available at CRMC Crosby to answer your questions and assist you in completing your Health Care Directive. A facilitator will be available the first and third Monday of each month. Call 218-546-7462 for a free appointment.
Are you ready to start your health care directive? Here are some tools to help you get started:
For more information online visit: http://www.honoringchoices.org