24 hour emergency room coverage is offered at MMC, with the availability of an ER physician on site. The facility provides air ambulance accessibility and works in conjunction with the Madison County Ambulance District for ambulance services.
Multi - specialty physicians are available. Including, but not limited to the following: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Radiology, and Gerontology. The nursing specialties include Medical, Emergency, Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification.
Allied Health Services include:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Social Services
- Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Bone Densitometry
- Cardiac Rehab
Various community programs, classes and continuing education opportunities are offered by MMC. These include Walking Exercise Program, Certified Nurses Assistant Classes, American Red Cross C.P.R. Class, American Red Cross First Aid Class, Speakers Bureau, and American Red Cross Blood Drives.
SWING BED/SKILLED MEDICARE SERVICES
To receive Skilled Nursing Medicare benefits, you must have been hospitalized for at least a 3 midnight stay/days within the past 30 days. In addition, you must also require 24-hour skilled nursing care or full-time therapy services.
Medicare will cover the total cost of the first 20 days of your skilled stay, except for any charges that Medicare does not allow (for example, telephone charges and laundry fees). On the 21st day, you will have a Medicare co-pay. For 2010, the per day co-pay amount is approximately $137.50. If you have a supplemental insurance, these additional costs may be covered. The maximum number of skilled nursing care days covered by Medicare may be up to 100 days per benefit period. No benefits are available after 100 days of care in a "benefit period".
If the facility determines you no longer require skilled nursing care, then you no longer qualify for Medicare Skilled Nursing coverage. A "Denial Letter" must be issued to you by the facility stating the decision. If you disagree with the decision, you may appeal by calling 1-800-347-1016.
For more information on Medicare coverage and your rights, call Medicare at 1-800-390-3330.