Week 9 Assignment Financial Policy DCSAA Finicial Policy

Week 9 Assignment Financial Policy DCSAA Finicial Policy...

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Do `Care Medical Center Financial Policy Policy: The Do `Care Substance Abuse and Alcohol (DCSAA) Medical Treatment Center takes pride in treating each patient and providing patients with the best medical care possible. DCSAA believes that one of the key elements to providing excellent health care services is to incorporate a fair and reasonable cost-effective financial policy for all patients. DCSAA want each patient to have a clear understanding of the center’s financial policy. If any patient has questions regarding any portion of the DCSAA financial policy, please ask the DCSAA staff for clarification (Carney, 2008). Payment: DCSAA expects payment at the time of each patient visit. Cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted. Payment must include any deducible, co-pay amount or non-covered charges from the patient’s insurance company. DCSAA requires the patient’s social security number, an insurance card, a valid identification card or license. Individuals, who want an explanation of the DCSAA fees before the visit, are welcome to consult with a staff member in accounts receivable (Carney, 2008). Policies for accepting cash, checks, money orders, credit, and debit cards: DCSAA will accept cash, check, and all major credit cards for payments (Carney, 2008). A valid form of identification such as a driver’s license or state identification card must be presented when paying by check or credit and debit card. Checks and credit and debit cards must include the name of the individuals or spouse of individuals receiving the service.
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Pre-payment policies: DCSAA requires a pre-payment charge of $15 for completing forms such as FMLA, disability forms, and other forms requested by the patient. The $15 pre- payment charge also applies to copying medical records, and additional transcription by the doctor Collection of co-payments and deductibles: DCSAA requires that any co-payments, which are required by the insurance provider are collected at the time of the patient visit. Patients, who have a deductible are responsible for all charges until the deductible is met (Turtle Creek Medical, 2004-2009). Sliding Scales and Low Income Payments: The State of North Carolina Office of Drug Control Policy has required for the DCSAA to incorporate a standardized sliding fee scale. The sliding fee scale is used to manage grant funds received by the facility for substance abuse treatment services to the needy, uninsured, and low- income individuals, or patients who cannot pay the full fee for services (Mid-South Substance Abuse, 2009). Eligibility for sliding scale is calculated using the federal poverty guidelines, and patient eligibility is determined by the annual income and family household size (Mid-South Substance Abuse, 2009). To determine if a patient is eligible for sliding scale he or she should bring the following
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course HCR 230 taught by Professor Volk during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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