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Financial Assistance

McCready Foundation is committed to providing healthcare to all patients who need it – regardless of their ability to pay.

Need help paying your hospital bills?
Financial assistance is available based on federal guidelines for household income and family size.

Who is eligible for this program?
People with no health insurance or who are underinsured and meet the income criteria (see accompanying chart).

How do I apply?
You must complete a standard form known as the Uniform Financial Assistance Application, which are available from McCready associates who staff the hospital lobby. Or call our business office weekdays at (410) 968-1049.

The application includes questions about family income, the number of people in your household as well as your assets, monthly bills and expenses.

To print out an online application, click here.

 


What documentation will I need?

  • A copy of your most recent federal or state income tax return
  • Proof of income from all sources for the most recent three-month period
  • Award letters for unearned income, including pensions, Social Security or Veterans' benefits
  • Documentation of ineligibility for Medicaid (may be required)

McCready will take steps reasonably necessary on your behalf to obtain assistance through Medicaid, Medicare or commercial insurance that might be available for payment of hospital charges. (We can assist with the Medicaid application process.)

NOTE: Free or reduced-care applies only to services provided and billed specifically by McCready Memorial Hospital and McCready Outpatient Services.


INCOME GUIDELINES

The McCready Foundation can arrange for financial assistance, on a sliding scale, to cover hospital services provided to patients who meet eligibility guidelines.

Annual income determines initial qualification. Figures are updated when federal guidelines are published. Here are the current income levels we follow: 
 

Family size

100%

75%

50%

25%

Full pay

1

22,340

27,925

33,510

39,095

39,096

2

30,260

37,825

45,390

52,955

52,956

3

  38,180  

47,725

57,270

66,815

66,816

4

   46,100

57,625

69,150

80,675

80,676

5

54,020

67,525

81,030

94,535

94,536

6

61,940

77,425

92,910

108,395

108,396

7

69,860

87,325

104,790

122,255

122,256

8

77,780

97,225

116,670

136,115

136,116

(Updated 3.27.12)

A family of four, for example, with a combined total household income of $57,625 or less would be eligible for a 75% reduction in a patient's portion of his or her hospital bills.

Families with more than eight members should add $3,920 for each additional member for the 100% discount.

FamilyA group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage or adoption residing together. All such related persons are considered members of one family.

Only services provided by McCready Memorial Hospital, or healthcare services provided by physicians of McCready Outpatient Services, are covered under this financial assistance program. Consulting physicians' fees, Emergency Room physician fees and ambulance services are not eligible .

 
 Eligibility for the program is based on income in accordance with established procedures and without regard to race, creed, sex or national origin.