MRH offers help deciphering bills

Moab Regional Hospital will soon offer help to locals deciphering bills. Photo by Carter Pape

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Moab Regional Hospital is focused on carrying out its mission: “Our dedicated team puts the patient first, delivers quality cost-effective healthcare, and promotes wellness to all we serve,” according to a recent press release from the facility.

The hospital has conscientiously been working on the “quality cost-effective healthcare” part of their mission statement and recently created two new positions to serve community members that might need help paying medical bills. These positions, known as financial navigators, are available and free to help patients figure out what financial aid programs they might qualify for. They can be reached at 435-719-5526.

Additionally, MRH has simplified its financial aid application and streamlined the approval process. Any patient that is having difficulty paying medical bills, whether insured or not, is encouraged to apply for financial aid. Applications are available online at aid or at the hospital. As part of MRH’s financial aid application, patients must first apply for Medicaid – and financial navigators are available to help with the process. Even if denied through Medicaid, the hospital’s internal financial aid program could provide other options for financial assistance. Patients with health insurance coverage could also be eligible for financial aid to assist with co-pays and deductibles.

Every patient at MRH is entitled to a prompt pay discount of 20 percent if their first statement is paid within 30 days of the statement date.