In 2001, a typical family of four in the U.S. with an employer-sponsored health plan spent an average of $3,200 for the year (8 percent of median household income at the time) on healthcare costs. Fast forward to 2017 and that same family spent $12,400 for the year (20 percent of median household income in 2017).
Obviously, such a rise is not sustainable. More and more people across the nation have been priced out of the healthcare market, and the communities Intermountain and SelectHealth serve are not immune.
As a not-for-profit health system, our focus is on making healthcare more affordable and providing quality care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.
Helping people live the healthiest lives possible® sometimes means creating partnerships that are woven through our communities and across our state to better meet the needs of those who seek financial assistance when accessing care. By supporting and working with community healthcare centers, thousands of families in need are able to receive the kind of care they might not be able to otherwise.
|(DOLLARS IN MILLIONS)|
|PATIENT SERVICES AND NON-PATIENT ACTIVITIES:|
|Net patient services, including inpatient and outpatient care, pharmaceuticals, and supplies; net of discounts provided for patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other sources because these agencies have limited their level of payment||$4,984||$4,624|
|Charity services to qualifying patients unable to pay as part of our ongoing community commitment||
|Provision for bad debts for services provided to patients who were unwilling to pay||
|Non-patient activities, including health insurance premiums, contributions, and other resources||3,460||
|Non-operating income from investing activities||51||296|
|TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE||
|Salaries and benefits to our employees||$3,038||
|Medical services and supplies||2,596||
|Business services, insurance, utilities, and cost of facility maintenance||1,162||958|
|Depreciation and amortization cost for this year’s use of buildings and equipment||319||281|
|Interest on borrowed funds||62||47|
|Increase in funds available for future needs to replace and improve health facilities, technology, and services||599||655|
|TOTAL FUNDS APPLIED||
|*This amount represents Intermountain's unadjusted total. Based on Utah State Tax Commission standards, Intermountain provided adjusted charity care of approximately $246.7 million in 2018 and approximately $225.3 million in 2017.|
Intermountain Healthcare is committed to providing medically necessary care by offering the Intermountain Financial Assistance Program to area residents who qualify.
The program applies to bills for care received at Intermountain Healthcare hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers employed by Intermountain. Patients are asked to pursue all other assistance options, including family, church and government sources, before seeking financial assistance from Intermountain. Assistance is available based on a sliding scale depending on household income, household size, and other personal circumstances. Assistance is typically available to individuals and families earning up to 500 percent of the federal poverty level, and the level of assistance decreases as income levels increase.
Additional information about the Intermountain Financial Assistance Program and application forms are available online.
|Name of Hospital||Location||Licensed Beds||Staffed Beds||2018 Charity Care4||2018 Charity Care Cases|
|1. Alta View Hospital||Sandy, Utah||71||58||$ 4,328,227||4,250|
|2. American Fork Hospital||American Fork, Utah||89||78||4,859,379||5,637|
|3. Bear River Valley Hospital||Tremonton, Utah||16||13||796,391||1,240|
|4. Dixie Regional Medical Center||St. George, Utah||284||284||23,884,644||20,962|
|5. Intermountain Medical Center||Murray, Utah||510||502||62,414,536||40,335|
|6. Layton Hospital||Layton, Utah||43||43||2,172||5|
|7. LDS Hospital||Salt Lake City, Utah||262||256||23,639,974||15,933|
|8. Logan Regional Hospital||Logan, Utah||146||137||9,496,077||9,772|
|9. McKay-Dee Hospital||Ogden, Utah||321||310||33,093,392||25,477|
|10. Orem Community Hospital||Orem, Utah||24||24||1,354,450||2,702|
|11. Primary Children's Hospital||Salt Lake City, Utah||340||325||13,190,831||15,907|
|12. Riverton Hospital||Riverton, Utah||97||87||3,638,272||4,254|
|13. The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital||Murray, Utah||40||40||1,451,083||2,346|
|14. Utah Valley Hospital||Provo, Utah||395||359||30,317,770||22,660|
|15. Cassia Regional Hospital||Burley, Idaho||25||25||2,733,048||5,763|
|16. Cedar City Hospital||Cedar City, Utah||48||48||5,886,064||7,151|
|17. Delta Community Hospital||Delta, Utah||18||15||624,177||891|
|18. Fillmore Community Hospital||Fillmore, Utah||19||19||338,158||593|
|19. Garfield Memorial Hospital & Clinics2||Panguitch, Utah||15||15||-||-|
|20. Heber Valley Hospital||Heber City, Utah||19||19||1,564,067||1,753|
|21. Park City Hospital||Park City, Utah||37||37||2,584,541||2,186|
|22. Sanpete Valley Hospital||Mt. Pleasant, Utah||18||18||1,386,444||2,208|
|23. Sevier Valley Hospital||Richfield, Utah|
|Total Charity Care4||