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Financial Assistance

Community Health Network serves the medical needs of the community, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap, age, ability to pay, or any other classification or characteristic. We recognize the need to provide care to the sick that do not have the ability to pay. Patients who meet the requirements of our financial assistance program can receive medically necessary healthcare services at a significantly reduced cost based on verified financial need. Community understands and honors the need to maintain the dignity of the patient and family during the application process.

Patients who identify themselves as unable to pay all or a part of their medical care have the right to request financial assistance. An application process is consistently followed to determine if patients meet the requirements of the financial assistance program, or if they may qualify for other forms of assistance. Financial assistance is not considered a substitute for personal responsibility. Patients are expected to cooperate with Community’s procedures and fulfill the documentation requirements needed to qualify for the assistance program. In addition, patients are expected to contribute to the cost of their care based on their ability to pay. Individuals who have the financial ability are encouraged to purchase insurance to ensure access to future healthcare services, protect their overall health and protect their assets.

Although other factors, such as bankruptcy, catastrophic healthcare expenses, household assets, etc., are sometimes considered, the primary qualification for financial assistance is household size and household income compared to the annually adjusted federal poverty line. A household consists of head of household, spouse and all “dependents” as defined by federal IRS guidelines. The following table shows the financial assistance level that patients may qualify for under Community’s financial assistance program.

Community Health Network Financial Assistance Table 2014

 % of Federal Poverty Line  <200%  200-225%  226-250%  251-275%  276-300%  >300%
 Financial Assistance Level  100%  90%  80%  70%  60%  0%
 Household
 Size
 Federal Poverty
 Line

Monthly Household Income Range

1 $973 < 1,946 1,946 - 2,198 2,199 - 2,441 2,442 - 2,684 2,685 - 2,918 > 2,918
2 $1,311 < 2,622 2,622 - 2,962 2,963 - 3,290 3,291 - 3,617 3,618 - 3,932 > 3,932
3 $1,649 < 3,298 3,298 - 3,726 3,727 - 4,139 4,139 - 4,550 4,551 - 4,947 > 4,947
4 $1,988 < 3,976 3,976 - 4,492 4,493 - 4,989 4,990 - 5,486 5,487 - 5,964 > 5,964
5 $2,326 < 4,652 4,652 - 5,256 5,257- 5,837 5,838 - 6,419 6,420 - 6,978 > 6,978
6 $2,664 < 5,328 5,328 - 6,020 6,021 - 6,686 6,687- 7,352 7,353 - 7,992 > 7,992
7 $3,003 < 6,006 6,006 - 6,786 6,787 - 7,537 7,538 - 8,287 8,288 - 9,009 > 9,009
8 $3,341 < 6,682 6,682 - 7,550 7,551 - 8,385 8,386 - 9,220 9,221 - 10,023 > 10,023
Each Additional $338 < 676 676 - 763 764 - 847 848 - 932 933 - 1,014 > 1,014

House hold income is calculated on a gross income basis before taxes, deductions and withholding and includes all sources of income such as wages, salaries, tips, pension, social security, rent, royalties, disability, alimony, child support, unemployment, etc. Income for all members of the household must be included in your calculation. It is important that you accurately estimate your income. Before granting Financial Assistance we will verify your household size and income through external data bases, tax returns, bank statements, vouchers, pay stubs and other relevant documentation as required.

This table is updated annually in accordance with the most recently published Federal Poverty Line.

What can I do if I have questions?

If you have additional questions or want to apply for financial assistance please contact a patient financial service professional or financial counselor at:

Community Health Network
6435 Castleway West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
317-355-5555 or toll-free 866-721-4205

Community Surgery Centers and Stones Crossing
6626 E. 75th Street, Suite 325
Indianapolis, IN 46250
317-621-0300

Community Hospital Anderson
1515 N. Madison Avenue
Anderson, IN 46011
765-298-3300 or toll-free 866-298-3300

Community Howard Regional Health
6435 Castleway West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
765-453-8461

Community Westview Hospital
6435 Castleway West Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
317-644-5058 or 317-920-7195

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