Patient Financial Information
Insurance and Other Payment Information
The Business Office is open 24 hours a day. However,
questions that you may have about your bill or other
insurance matters can best be answered between the
hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Call the Business Office for questions at: (320) 373-1390.
While you are a patient in the hospital, someone from the
Business Office will contact you for the following information
if it was not received at the time of your admission:
1. The name of your insurance company
If you do not have this information with you when you are
admitted, please have a relative or friend supply this
information as soon as possible.
2. The address of your insurance company
3. Your insurance numbers
4. A current card, if you are receiving medical assistance
Blue Cross, Medicare, Medical Assistance and HMO benefits
are payable directly to the hospital. Other insurance
companies allow you to assign benefits directly to the
hospital. This is what we prefer. If you allow your insurance
company to pay the hospital directly, we will be happy to take
care of billing your insurance company. If benefits are not
assigned, you will be expected to pay your bill and collect
from the insurance company yourself. In either case, the
Business Office will verify benefits with your insurance
company. Should your policy carry a deductible, we will
request that the deductible amount be paid upon discharge.
If you do not have insurance and if you cannot pay your
hospital bill in full at the time of discharge, regular monthly
payments can be arranged. These arrangements are to be
made before your discharge.
If you are concerned about payment of your hospital bill,
please notify the Business Office. Simply dial the Operator and
ask that a Business Office representative visit you to discuss
your concerns. If necessary, your nurse will be happy to help
you contact the Business Office. If you are able to be up and
about, feel free to stop at the Business Office at any time to
discuss your concerns. MMH also has a charity care and uninsured program for area residents who are in need, helping them reduce the burden of medical expenses.
Daily Room Rates
Daily overnight charges cover bedside care; meals; medical record services; and
all business office, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and other services necessary to keep you as comfortable as possible.
The charge begins the day of admission and continues for each day you are a patient. No room charge is included for the day of discharge.
Charges for services not included in daily room rates
will be listed separately on your statement. Such services
might include medications, special supplies, diagnostic imaging services,
laboratory work, blood transfusions, physical therapy,
inhalation therapy, oxygen, anesthesia, surgical team
services, operating room use, etc. These charges do not
include the fees of your physician, radiologist, pathologist
or anesthetist. Their clinics or billing services will charge
for these services separately.
Medical expenses...Got questions? MMH offers Health Insurance Counseling Services in partnership with the MMH Foundation and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging.
When: Classes are held the last Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. Location: MMH Financial Consultation Office. Call (320) 693-3242 to schedule an appointment.
A Volunteer Certified Health Insuance Counselor will offer free health insurance counseling education, help answer questions about insurance, benefits, offer people assistance with Medicare Parts A, B and the new Part D (drug benefits), or MNCare applications, and referrals to other insurance sources.
The philosophy of Meeker Memorial Hospital is to provide health care services to all persons in need of such care, without regard to the ability to pay. In keeping with this philosophy, MMH has a charity care policy for patients with limited financial means. Our staff will work with patients to introduce our charity care program and help patients through the eligibility process.