Sliding scale fees are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer's ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes or those who have less money to spare after taking into account their personal expenses regardless of income. Sliding fees are applied at a patient level and not at the facility level. In Dentrix Ascend, you can specify the percentage or amount of a charge that a patient will pay according to a poverty level.
To set up a sliding fee scale
How to get there
If you are not already viewing the correct location, select it on the Location menu.
On the Settings menu, under Production, click (or tap) Discount Options.
The Discount Options page opens.
On a location's Discount Options page, set up any of the following options:
Poverty level - For each Family Size, enter the annual income for the 100% poverty level. To handle families with more than eight people, for Each ADDL, enter the amount that will be added for each additional family member to determine the annual income for the 100% poverty level. The annual incomes for the 200% poverty level appear for your reference.
Patient pays - For each poverty level range, enter how much, as a percentage or amount, a patient will pay per procedure. From the list next to each box, select % per procedure or $ per procedure as applicable.
Note: To remove the 200% column, from the Manage Columns button menu, click (or tap) the X next to Column 200%.
Click (or tap) Save.