How KarmaCare Works
- A participating provider must refer the patient to the KarmaCare program
- Patient obtains medical bills from the provider’s office showing the patient’s financial responsibility
- Complete the application packet and include tax statements or other income documentation for the prior 2 years and submit to KarmaCare
- The documentation is evaluated, eligibility is determined, and enrollment is based on available KarmaCare funds.
- Once fully enrolled in KarmaCare, the patient will choose from participating non-profit organizations and begin volunteering similar to any other volunteer in that organization
- A proxy may volunteer up to 50% of the volunteer hours on behalf of the patient.
- The medical bill will be paid to the provider on the patient’s behalf will be paid quarterly for each 25 hours of volunteer work submitted to KarmaCare by the quarter submission deadline.
- KarmaCare will pay 75% of eligible medical bills, up to a maximum of $4000 per 12-month period.
- The patient will pay 25% of eligible bills and will be placed on a payment plan by the referring provider.