The mission of the 330 Grantees is to expand primary health care to those who need it most. To meet the mission, CHCs provides comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare to all regardless of ability to pay by utilizing a sliding fee scale. To comply with these requirements, CHCs must implement a sliding fee discount program, which assures that patients have access to all primary care services regardless of their ability to pay. This session will review the requirements and different methodologies in operationalizing a sliding fee program.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).