In an effort to provide outstanding patient care while also recognizing the financial needs of our patient, LRMC has begun utilizing a Price Transparency Tool. This tool will allow patients to review possible medical expenses based off of their insurance coverage.
Good Faith Estimate Notice: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the tight to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask you health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule and item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
To download a template for a Good Faith Estimate, click here.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call LRMC @(208) 252-7654.
Our Mission Statement
Lost Rivers Medical Center will provide high-quality, compassionate primary and preventative health care and emergency services to meet the needs of the Lost River Valleys and surrounding communities.
Lost Rivers Medical Center was originally established in 1958 as an association. It was operated by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration who operated the facility until 1975 under the auspices of Butte County and filled positions ranging from administration to housekeeping. During their successful operation they added five (5) long term beds. When established, the main purpose of Lost Rivers Medical Center was to provide acute in-patient care to the citizens of Butte and Custer counties.
Currently, Lost Rivers Medical Center operates as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), the designation of which was established by law under the Medicare program. To be designated as a CAH, a hospital must be located in a rural area, provide 24-hour emergency services, have an average length-of-stay for its patients of 96 hours or less, be located more than 35 miles (or more than 15 miles in areas with mountainous terrain) from the nearest hospital or be designated by its State as a “necessary provider.” Hospitals may have no more than 25 beds.
Our goal has always been, and continues to be, providing and creating exceptional experiences for our patients and customers by offering the best and most comprehensive medical care possible.
Covid-19 Vaccinations are now open to the general public aged 12 or older.
For information on COVID -19 testing please visit here.
For information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine or to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine please call our Covid hotline at 208-538-3446.
I know many visitors and patients have asked about the newly updated stage 4 guidelines and the exciting news released from the CDC regarding masks. Unfortunately, hospitals and health care facilities are exempt from this recent change and face coverings should still be worn in our facilities. We will continue to follow all the other guidelines that include screening at the entrances, social distancing when possible, cough etiquette, etc. This is consistent with what other hospitals in the area and country are doing. It is exciting that we are headed in the right direction and we look forward to when we can have more restrictions lifted.