Colquitt Regional to No Longer Accept Healthcare Sharing Ministries Plans

Colquitt Regional Medical Center recently announced it will not be including Healthcare Sharing Ministries plans in its coverage of services.

Effective January 1, 2022, patients who utilize any type of member sharing plan will no longer be in-network when using services from Colquitt Regional and Sterling Physician Group.  

This includes plans such as Christian Healthcare Ministries, Medi-Share, Liberty HealthShare, United Refuah HealthShare, MCS Medical Cost Sharing, Altrua Health Share, Freedom HealthShare, and Trinity HealthShare.

“Over the last few years, the hospital has found it difficult to receive timely reimbursement for services, which often results in patients having to pay out of pocket,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “We have not made this decision lightly and regret to inform patients of this course of action.”

Patients with the above-mentioned plans will continue to be in-network until December 31, 2021. Beginning January 1, 2022, Colquitt Regional hospitals and physicians will still treat members of healthcare sharing plans, but members may have a higher out-of-pocket cost when using an out-of-network provider such as Colquitt Regional.

For patients who will be affected by this change in coverage or have questions, please contact Colquitt Regional Patient Financial Services at 229-890-3438.