Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program Makes Care Affordable
Unexpected medical bills can strain your budget. The Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program (PAP) identifies resources that may help pay for your treatment, whether or not you have insurance.
Regardless of your age, you may qualify if:
- You have insurance and can’t afford copays or deductibles
- You’re uninsured and plan to pay for care yourself
The Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program can help you pay for:
- Other expenses related to your diagnosis
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The process begins with your diagnosis.
During your visit, you will be asked to complete the Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program financial assistance application. You will also be asked to provide these documents:
- Income documentation. This can be provider later in the process, but Mercy Health will need it to prove you qualify for assistance.
- A limited power of attorney. This gives Mercy Health permission to apply for various financial aid programs on your behalf.
Assistance is based on a variety of factors.
The Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program works with many programs from manufacturers of drug and medical devices to foundations and nonprofit organizations. Your income isn’t the only factor. Some organizations give financial aid for specific diagnoses, treatment or medications. Others have different requirements.
As Mercy Health finds out what treatments and medication you receive at Mercy Health, they can assist you in completing the necessary applications for submission to the appropriate organization. Upon approval from the manufacturers or organizations, your out-of-pocket cost will be decreased.
Your costs can go down significantly.
Some manufacturer of medications, supplies and devices reduce the cost of their products – or charge nothing at all – if you meet their requirements. Foundations and other organizations also give financial aid to people who meet their qualifications. Based on your treatment plan, we apply to appropriate organizations for aid. Their payments can make your hospital care much more affordable.
We tell you if you’re eligible for assistance.
Mercy Health may apply to a variety of assistance sources for you. Each has its own way of deciding who they give assistance to. Mercy Health will tell you what organizations will give you financial aid and how much that aid will reduce your bill.
Mercy cares for you.
Mercy Health’s Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and underserved. Mercy Health want everyone who needs hospital care to have that care. The Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program is a service offered to all Mercy Health patients to ensure that everyone can afford the care they need.
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If you have questions, please call:
Gail A. Montgomery
Category Manager, Mercy Health Patient Assistance Program and Pharmacy Services
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