Paying for Your Care

Thank you for choosing Morris County Hospital, we are pleased that you and your physician have chosen us to help with your medical needs. This information has been compiled to help assist you in understanding the process and responsibilities of billing for services and care while you or your loved ones have been here. Please be advised that in addition to a bill for our services, you may also receive a bill for other professional services while a patient here (i.e. from your physician, or consulting physicians, radiologist, etc.)

Questions?
Our Patient Accounts staff will be happy to respond to questions about your bill, insurance correspondence, or payments. To reach us call 620-767-6811, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.

Payment Arrangments

If you need to make arrangements to pay your bill or help with securing a loan from a local bank, please contact our Patient Accounts individual at 620-767-6811 ext 175.

Financial Assistance

Morris County Hospital offers a Financial Assistance Program that provides medical care free for patients who qualify based upon income guidelines. For assistance please contact either Patient Accounts at 620-767-6811 ext 175.

Insurance

Insurance Requirements
Before hospitalization or use of outpatient services, you are responsible for meeting any special requirements of your insurance plan, such as prior approval, referrals, pre-certification, or obtaining a second opinion.

If you have insurance that requires you to contact your Primary Care Physician prior to going to the emergency room, you are responsible for calling your physician for approval.

Most insurance plans have special steps which must be followed unless you are seeking treatment for a life-threatening condition. Referral forms must be submitted to your insurance company by your physician. In most cases, the hospital is not allowed to provide referral forms.

Insurance plans are quite different and you need to know your plan requirements. If they are not met, your benefits can be greatly reduced or denied by your insurance company.

For questions on the above issues, please consult your insurance company, or our Admissions Department at 620-767-6811 ext. 175.

Insurance Filing
Morris County Hospital will file your insurance claim for you. Because of special requirements by insurance companies and frequent changes in the requirements, it is necessary for us to have a copy of your current insurance card.

When we file your insurance, we will send you a summary of the charges being filed, if you require an itemized bill, please contact us. We will ask your insurance company to send payment directly to the Morris County Hospital, allowing your insurance company time to process and pay your bill. If payment has not been received within six weeks of the filing date, you will be billed for the unpaid balance.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you sustain an injury associated with a motor vehicle accident you must provide Morris County Hospital with information on your motor vehicle insurance carrier. Please notify our billing department when a claim number has been assigned. You must report your injury to your own motor vehicle insurance carrier.

Kansas law requires claims related to injuries occurring as a result of ownership, operation, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle to be filed with a motor vehicle insurance. Any claim for an injury arising from contact with a motor vehicle, even if the vehicle is not moving, must first be filed with your motor vehicle insurance. Most health insurance plans will not consider the claim until it has been filed with the motor vehicle insurance.

Worker’s Compensation Injuries

If you believe you have a work-related injury, you are required to provide Morris County Hospital with the name and address of your employer. You must report the accident to your employer within 24 hours. Failure to do so may result in loss of benefits. Health insurance plans generally will not pay claims determined to be work related.

600 N Washington, Council Grove, Kansas 66846
Phone: 620-767-6811  • Poison Control Center: 1-800-332-6633 or call 620-767-6811
Front Entrance/Visitor Hours: 6:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m

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