Benefit Plan effective January 1, 2013:
- Alliance Non-Medicaid Adult MH/SA Benefit Plan
- Alliance Non-Medicaid Child MH/SA Benefit Plan
- Alliance Non-Medicaid Child and Adult I/DD Benefit Plan
- Download the Benefit Plan in spreadsheet format
Alliance offers a range of helping services that are available to individuals without Medicaid coverage. Most state-funded services require prior authorization by Alliance and can be accessed by contacting the Alliance Access and Information Center. Part of the state-funded service eligibility process is based on a consumer or family levels of income in addition to clinical needs. There are some crisis services available to consumers within the Alliance region that are available regardless of a consumer’s ability to pay.
Alliance has a limited amount of state funds to pay for treatment services. Therefore service entry requirements and benefit maximums may be different than the Medicaid requirements for the same service. At times, consumers seeking state-funded services may be placed on waiting list when:
- Demand for service exceeds available resources (non-Medicaid funds only), or
- Service capacity is reached as evidenced by no available provider for the state-funded service.
The Utilization Management Department is notified when providers report openings in service capacity, or funding for services becomes available. UM then works with providers to identify potential consumers from their waiting list. The provider and UM staff will consider the following factors when selecting waiting list consumers for services:
- Service need (consumer meets medical necessity for service).
- Risk factors such as health and/or safety issues.
- Risk of hospitalization or a higher level of care if the need is not addressed.
- Whether the resources identified are adequate to meet the consumer’s needs.
- If other funding sources are available to meet the consumer’s need.
- Length of time the consumer has been waiting.
Some state-funded services, such as Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities and Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP), are not based on income. Consumers who received state-funded services are subject to a sliding fee scale, which means that they may be responsible for some percentage of the cost of services.
Every consumer enrolled with Alliance is evaluated to determine their ability to pay for state-funded services. The combination of a consumer’s adjusted gross income and the number of dependents will show if they have the ability to pay. Alliance’s established rates will apply when determining the amount the consumer might potentially pay for state services. If a consumer’s income exceeds the amount allowed for the sliding fee schedule, the individual will be required to pay 100% of the cost for the state-funded services provided to him or her.