Billing Information

We are here to make sure you are fully informed about your hospital bills. We will review your charges and services and help make the process clear to you. 

We will help you with applications and answer your questions related to Medicare and Medicaid.

If you have insurance, we will help you with questions concerning how the bills will be paid. If you have high deductible insurance or do not have insurance, we will provide options for you. 

If you need financial assistance, we will discuss our financial assistance program with you. 

If you have questions concerning Acute Care days and how that impacts your bill, we can help you. 

If you have questions related to Skilled Care (swing bed) days and how you qualify, we can help you. 

If you would like an estimate of charges related to your care, we can help you. 

Patients Financial Assistance Program Policy

Ellett Memorial Hospital and its Rural Health Clinic is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to all patients regardless of age, sex, race, religion, disability, veteran status, national origin and or ability to pay.  We make every effort to complete a financial evaluation at the earliest possible point in the registration process for all patients regarding their ability to meet their financial obligation. 

For those patients that are uninsured and for which all other options for payment have been exhausted, we provide a Patient Financial Assistance Application.  Our Patient Financial Assistance Program is intended to address the dual interest of providing access to care to those without the ability to pay and to offer a discount from billed charges for those who are able to pay a portion of the cost of their care.

This policy applies solely to patients who have no third party coverage either through governmental or commercial insurance sources for the essential services of Ellett Memorial Hospital and its Rural Health Clinics.  It is not intended to apply to the portion of charges an insured patient is personally responsible for, i.e., co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles and does not apply to non-essential services. 

Non-essential health care services are defined as those that are not medically necessary or for those services provided in or related to Outpatient Specialty Clinics.  Furthermore, this policy does not apply to charges for services from other providers whose services are coincident to those provided by Ellett Memorial Hospital and its Rural Health Clinics.