Available Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
The community can come in to visit about a Financial Assistance Program, payment plans, or to set up monthly credit card payments. Our Financial Counselor can also help with billing questions.
Before You Receive Care
Authorization for your insurance company is required for most surgeries, inpatient stays and some outpatient services, such as an MRI, CT scan and certain cardiac procedures.
To ensure that your care will be covered by your insurance, the registration will check with your doctor’s office regarding authorization and with your insurance regarding deductible and coinsurance. If you would like prices for certain procedures or tests contact the Finance Office.
Working with your Insurance Company
If you have insurance:
We will bill your primary and secondary health insurance for you. You will receive a statement once your insurance has finalized their processing. This statement will reflect the balance due and should coordinate with the explanation of benefits letter you will receive form your insurance company. This may take up to six weeks or more.
If you do not have insurance:
You will receive a bill from Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital approximately two weeks after you receive care or are discharged. If you need assistance with your bill, a Financial Counselor will be available to assist you.
Colorado Governmental Immunity Act
Medical care or treatment at KCCMH may be provided by individuals who are considered public employees by the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act. The Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, Article 10 of Title 24 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, limits the amount of damages recoverable from public employees and entities, to $150,000.00 per incident per person up to an aggregate of $600,000.00. A formal notice of claim is required and places 180 day time limit on the period for filing such a notice of claim.
Notice to Patients
Providers of professional services will bill their services separate from Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital and may not accept the same insurance coverage as is accepted for medical services.
Providers who will send a separate bill are:
Emergency Room Providers
Specialty Clinic Providers
Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)