Financial Hardship Question

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• I have developed a policy for financial hardship, and know all the documentation that is needed to apply for it. (It s amazing what you can find on Google).
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I have developed a policy for financial hardship, and know all the
documentation that is needed to apply for it. (It's amazing what you can

However, what I really don't know is how do you actually calculate it;
and also determine what percetage adjustment would you take? Is there a
formula somewhere for this, does anyone have any good web sites? We're
in WA State if that is helpful.

I found a couple of things on Google as an example, but how do I know if
it's correct for our region of the country/state?

Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Melinda Brown, CMBS
Ins Biller
(see below for examples)

Percent of State/Federal Poverty Level = Discount
300% = 30%
200% = 50%
100% = 75%
<100 = 100%

http://www.cvilleheart.com/CVAOC_Patient_Financial_Responsibility_Policy\
-Hardship_Application.pdf
<http://www.cvilleheart.com/CVAOC_Patient_Financial_Responsibility_Polic\
y-Hardship_Application.pdf>

3/25/11 - Upon verification of a patient's financial hardship, the
practice uses the below structure to determine the level of discount.

When Family Income is: = Discount off Charges
0.0  0.99 x poverty level 100%
1.0  1.75 x poverty level 75%
1.76  2.25 x poverty level 50%
2.26  3.0 x poverty level 25%
Over 3.0 x poverty level No discount

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