Sliding Fee Discount

The Sliding Fee Discount is designed to provide free or discounted care to those who have no means, or limited means, to pay for their medical services (Uninsured or Underinsured).  In addition to quality healthcare, patients are entitled to financial counseling by a professional who can understand and offer possible solutions for those who cannot pay in full.  The Financial Service Representative’s role is that of patient advocate, that is, one who works with the patient and/or financial responsibile person to identify reasonable payment alternatives.

The Sliding Fee Discount program is available to all who are unable to pay for their services.  Eligibility is based upon a person’s ability to pay and MCRHC does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, creed, disability or national origin.  The Federal Poverty Guidelines, are used in creating, and annually updating, the sliding fee schedule to determine eligibility.

Sliding Fee Discount Application

While completing the application, please keep the following notes in mind.

  1. Eligibility: Discounts will be based on income and family size only. MCRHC uses the Census Bureau definitions of each.
  2. Family is defined as: a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.
  3. Income includes: earnings, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, veterans’ payments, survivor benefits, pension or retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support, assistance from outside the household, and other miscellaneous sources. Noncash benefits (such as food stamps and housing subsidies) do not count.

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.