Watch this helpful video for more information about billing, insurance and pre-registration!
To pre-register by phone, please call (320)-231-4234, (320)-231-4545, or 1-800-854-5093. You may also fill out the Pre-Admission Form and return prior to your scheduled visit. The form can be mailed to:
Rice Memorial Hospital
Attn: Patient Registration
301 Becker Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
If you received emergency services and did not have your insurance identification card with you, complete and return the Insurance Information Form within 48 hours of your visit.
Pricing & Financial Assistance
A new requirement by the US Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services mandates hospitals and health systems to publicize a list of standard charges for items and services provided.
Hospitals are reimbursed through commercial insurance companies or government payers, such as Medicare or Medicaid programs. When a hospital bills for a service, this is deemed a “charge.” Most often, the hospital is reimbursed at a level significantly below the charges. Commercial insurance companies will negotiate their reimbursement rate with the hospital, which impacts both the amount paid by the insurance company and the out-of-pocket cost for the patient. Government payers determine reimbursement rates for patients under Medicare or Medicaid. This set reimbursement rate impacts both the amount paid by Medicare or Medicaid and the out-of-pocket cost for the patient.
Charges may include medical procedures, tests, supplies, medications, personnel and services.
Understanding your health benefits and your estimated out-of-pocket expenses is important to us at Rice. Because health care benefits vary, we encourage you to contact your health plan to confirm that your service will be covered. For an estimate of how much a service or procedure will cost at Rice Memorial Hospital, including your own out-of-pocket costs, please call 1-800-854-5093 or fill out the Price Estimate Request Form.
To get help with your medical bill, applications for Financial Assistance are available:
When applying for financial assistance, please refer to the guidelines which provide income requirements:
Refer to the listing of entities covered under the Carris Health Financial Assistance Policy.
Summaries of our Financial Assistance Policy are available:
The full versions of the Financial Assistance Policy are available: