Sliding Fee Scale Services

Sliding/Discount Fee Policy

It is the policy of Human Supports of Idaho, Inc. to provide essential behavioral health services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

Discounts are offered solely based upon an applicant’s family/household size and annual income. A sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount and is updated each year using the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Once approved, the discount will be honored for up to 12 months, after which the patient must reapply. For the purposes of this discount policy Human Supports of Idaho counts only the mother, father, and dependent children under 18 as the family. Other adults in the household, even though related, are not considered in an application.

Discount Application Process

A completed application must be on file and approved by the business office before a discount will be granted. Additional documentation of household income may be required.

In order to support timely access to care, application for approvals may be made without supporting income verification. The clinician should work with clients to secure that documentation as soon as possible after initiation of services. Payment of the clients’ sliding fee share of each service as determined by the discount schedule will be due at the time of service.

This program is designed to provide free or discounted care to those who have no means, or limited means, to pay for their medical services (Uninsured or Underinsured). In addition to quality healthcare, patients are entitled to financial counseling by someone who can understand and offer possible solutions for those who cannot pay in full. The Patient Account Representative’s role is that of patient advocate, that is, one who works with the patient and/or guarantor to find reasonable payment alternatives.

Human Supports of Idaho, Inc. will offer a Sliding Fee Discount Program to all who are unable to pay for their services. Human Supports of Idaho, Inc. will base program eligibility on a person’s ability to pay and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion, disability, or national origin. The Federal Poverty Guidelines, are used in creating and annually updating the sliding fee schedule (SFS) to determine eligibility.

HSI Sliding Scale and Schedule of Fees for common Services.pdf

Human Supports of Idaho Sliding Fee Application 2017.pdf