Financial Assistance Policy Plain Language Summary

Financial Assistance Offered

The purpose of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC) Financial Assistance is to provide services to low income Mississippi residents who are uninsured or underinsured and do not have adequate financial resources to pay for necessary healthcare services provided by MRC.  Priority will be given to patients with first time traumatic spinal cord Injury and/or first time traumatic brain injury requiring acute inpatient rehabilitation services. We recommend you read the Financial Assistance Policy in full.

Eligibility Requirements Eligibility for financial assistance is based on multiple factors, including insurance coverage or other sources of payment, income, family size, assets and any factors the patient would like to have considered.  Financial assistance is offered to patients who are uninsured or underinsured.  Full financial assistance will be granted based on a patient’s ability to pay the billed charges.

Patients must fully comply with the application process, including submitting tax returns, W-2’s, payroll stubs, and bank statements, as well as completing the application.

Where to Obtain Copies

Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s Financial Assistance Policy and Application are available free of charge by calling the Financial Counselor at 601-364-5351 and requesting a copy by mail or email.  The policy and application are also available online at www.methodistonline.org for downloading and printing.  Copies of the policy and application are also available in the Admissions Office and with our Outreach Representatives.

How to Apply for Assistance

The patient or any person involved in the care of the patient, including a family member, can express financial concerns for the patient.  The patient or responsible party will then be required to complete a financial assistance application and meet with the MRC Financial Counselor. The application must be completed and approved prior to admission.

For Non-English Speakers

Translations of the Financial Assistance Policy, Financial Assistance Application and this Plain Language Summary are available upon request (see contact information below.)

No More Than Amount Generally Billed (AGB)

A patient eligible for financial assistance will not be charged more than amounts generally billed for medically necessary care to patients who have insurance for such care.

Contact for Information and Assistance

If you have questions about qualifying, need additional information or help with the application process, contact our Financial Counselor’s office:

  • Visit the Financial Counselor’s office at Methodist Rehabilitation Center, 1350 East Woodrow Wilson, 2nd floor in Jackson (on the UMMC campus next to Children’s Hospital)
  • Call 601-364-5351
  • Online at www.methodistonline.org