Community Focused Insurance Eligibility and Payment Plans Options Offered Through Partnership

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A new partnership between Clay County Medical Center and The Midland Group works to increase access and affordability for citizens of Clay County, Kansas

Clay County Medical Center (CCMC) and The Midland Group (Midland) have partnered to provide public healthcare benefit advocacy services that consist of Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, Crime Victim Compensation, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, and other programs eligible to patients that might not have the resources to pay their medical bills.

Austin M. Gillard, CEO of CCMC said, “With recent changes in healthcare legislation, we saw an opportunity to further serve our patients and to increase healthcare coverage for these vital services. The need for patient advocacy is stronger today than it has ever been. We hope to have a positive impact on our community by extending affordable healthcare to those who would otherwise not have access to it.”

As consumers continue to absorb more and more of the costs associated with healthcare, we at CCMC feel an obligation to proactively work with our patients to help them find resolutions to the balances for which they are responsible. We partnered with Midland because of their excellent track record in successfully obtaining healthcare benefits for patients, as well as their ability to work with patients in a compassionate manner.

CCMC and Midland will also offer payment plan options to patients with balances after insurance has paid, or who are uninsured. According to Gillard, “Most people want to pay their hospital bill, but not all hospitals offer the flexibility people need to make the monthly payments affordable. We want to work with our patients in a way that benefits our whole community. We feel this patient payment plan does just that.”

Roger McCollister, CEO of The Midland Group, says his company is committed to helping hospitals like CCMC to make healthcare affordable. According to McCollister, “CCMC is the kind of hospital we want to work with. They genuinely care about their patients and they recognize that quality healthcare encompasses all phases of the patient experience—including post-care payment options.”

The Midland Group, a nationally recognized provider of Self-Pay Solutions® for hospitals, is owned and controlled by a non-profit charitable trust. In addition to Medicaid advocacy, they provide early out services, as well as flexible, affordable and low-interest patient payment plans to hospitals as part of their mission to improve access to healthcare for low-income and uninsured patients. For more information about The Midland Group and their Self-Pay Solutions®, go to or call (855) 890-9586 or

Clay County Medical Center (CCMC), a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Clay Center, Kans., serves the citizens of Clay County and the surrounding communities. CCMC boasts a comprehensive service line including acute care inpatient, intensive care and obstetrics, outpatient and ancillary services such as diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, cardiac catheterization and electrocardiology, physical and occupational therapy. For more information about Clay County Medical Center, go to

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