Insurance Sliding Scale
NOTICE TO PATIENTS:
This practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, ask at the front desk or visit our website. Thank you.
Life Care Inc. accepts all insurances. We will be taking more private insurance in the future, keep checking back.
Initial Assessment 90 minutes $125.00
Treatment Plan 30 minutes $50.00
Therapy Session 60 minutes $97.50
Group Therapy 60 minutes $100.00
Family Therapy with client* 60 minutes $100.00
Individual therapy is required for each family member prior to beginning family therapy
We acknowledge that not everyone has private insurance, but that does not change the fact that they too need support and guidance. We provide an income based sliding fee scale for those that qualify for our low-income program. (Medicaid clients) Apply to qualify for Income-Based service
Sliding Fee Scale Discount Policy and Procedure Policy: Life Care Inc. maintains a standard procedure for qualifying patients for sliding fee scale discounts for services provided. Sliding fee scale discounts are available to patients with all incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Sliding fee scale discounts apply to all directly provided Life Care Inc, services, and for all in-scope services, provided by agreement by non-Life Care Inc, providers.
Purpose: To reduce and/or eliminate financial barriers to care for medically underserved populations.
1.Life Care Inc., Admin staff inquire of all patients if they have healthcare coverage. For those with insurance or healthcare benefits, appropriate insurance information is documented in the practice management system at the time of registration. If the patient has Medicaid, their eligibility will be verified prior to service and they will be charged according to the sliding fee scale.
2.The Admin staff also informs patients in appropriate language that they have the option to apply for a sliding fee scale discount. Signage and the Life Care Inc., website will also communicate the availability of a sliding fee scale discount. The sliding fee scale can also apply for co-payments, deductibles and coinsurance. In order to qualify, the patient must share gross income information. If s/he agrees to begin the qualification process, the Admin staff asks the patient to complete the sliding fee scale application and provide any of the following documentation of gross income for all household members: -- Federal income tax return or -- Two current pay stubs or -- Unemployment benefit award letter or -- Letter from employer on letterhead or -- Award or benefit letter or -- Affiliated agency income verification documentation that meets above requirements or -- self-assessment of income statement. Patients that do not wish to apply for a sliding fee scale discount will be asked to attest to income and household size to be compliant with UDS reporting. Patients that refuse to be assessed will be billed full charges for their services. Note: A patient is still eligible for sliding fee if their residency status is unknown or they are disqualified from government benefits.
3.The patient is eligible for a sliding fee discounts when all documentation is received and income criteria for discounts are met. Documentation is copied and filed and/or scanned in the patient’s medical record
4.Using the attached sliding fee scale, determine the specific amount of discount for which the patient is eligible. The sliding fee scale will be reviewed and/or updated annually when the federal poverty guidelines are published in the federal register.
Fees are in effect beginning January 1, 2015. Please call us for more information