Higher Education Incentive Program revised for 2014
referral policy explained
Marshall Medical Clinic will strive to provide the best quality health care to
each patient it serves. However, the referral policy for Bay Mills Indian
Community members states that, when you come into the Ellen Marshall Clinic for
Medical or Dental services and the clinics cannot provide the necessary
services required for treatment, the tribal physicians can refer you to a
specialist, in which case, a voucher and written referral must be obtained.
cases, a voucher must be authorized for any and all referred visits prior to
the date of services. Failure to obtain a voucher prior to the delivery of
service may result in denial of payment by the CHS program.
must be picked up from the CHS administrator and taken to the referred
physician prior to or on the date of the appointment. Mailing vouchers to
patients or providers is discouraged. All vouchers are good for one year or
three to five visits, depending on diagnosis. Please keep your referrals
As higher education continues to be a priority with the Bay
Mills Indian Community, the Higher Education Incentive Program will continue
for classes that begin Jan. 1, 2014 or after. The revised 2014 Higher Education
Incentive Program Award guidelines are as follows:
- Students attending four (4) year colleges/universities
are eligible for $100 per semester credit hour;
- Students attending two (2) year community colleges
are eligible for $50 per semester credit hour for coursework completed with a
- Graduate students enrolled and accepted in a
post-graduate program at an institution listed on the U.S. Department of
Education’s Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions are eligible for
$200 per semester credit hour.
- To be eligible for the award, all coursework
must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0, which may also be recorded
as “C”, Average or Satisfactory Progress.
The Executive Council will evaluate the funding available to
the program on regular basis.
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Shannon
Belk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 248-8448.
Health program transportation assistance policy
Effective Sept. 9, 2013, Bay Mills Indian Health program will provide financial assistance to BMIC members traveling to medical or dental providers. The patient transportation system is broken into two categories, transportation and lodging assistance. Both are intended to assist, not reimburse, tribal members with costs of traveling to providers. Financial assistance for transportation and lodging is subject to availability of funding.
Financial assistance for transportation will be provided on a flat rate, determined by the distance of the appointment: 50-75 miles, $20; 76-125 miles, $35; 126-200 miles, $50; 201-250 miles, $65; 251-300 miles, $80; 301-350 miles, $100; 351-450 miles, $120; 451 plus, $150.
To be eligible, a patient must be a BMIC member or eligible for membership (CHS requirements); reside within Chippewa County; have an appointment for services not provided at Bay Mills Health Center; be referred to the specialist by a BMHC provider; submit documentation of appointment, including physician name and location, prior to the appointment.
Lodging assistance in the amount of $50 per night may be provided for appointments requiring more than a one-night stay. To be eligible, lodging must be for patients only (family members staying overnight while patient is in hospital are not eligible for assistance); patient must be a BMIC member; patient must be an elder; patient must be receiving other federal, state or tribal assistance programs that are income-based, such as Medicaid, SSI, or GA and proof of assistance must be provided when applying.
For more information, call Dawn LeBlanc at 906-248-8326Contract Health announcement
The Contract Health Services budget is being monitored weekly, please call Dawn LeBlanc at 248-8326 to see what list of priorities CHS is currently paying for.