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DCHS offers financial counseling

CHERI CARLSON

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has appointed Cheri Carlson as the financial counseling supervisor.

Carlson has been with DCHS since 2013 and has experience in such areas as Medicaid screening, patient drug and co-pay assistance, and working with uninsured and underinsured patients.

Her new role will allow her to more time to help patients better understand health benefits to “maximize their coverage and eliminate unnecessary out-of-pocket spending,” Carlson said.

DCHS has five financial specialists to guide patients through the screening and application process for Medicaid as well as the Charity Care program, marketplace insurance and copayment assistance for higher-priced pharmaceuticals.

For more information, contact Carlson at 906-776-5657.

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