Good Faith Estimates
Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act, which Congress passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is designed to protect patients from surprise bills for emergency services at out-of-network facilities or for out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, holding them liable only for in-network cost-sharing amounts. The No Surprises Act also enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care.
Sliding Fee Discount Program
It is the policy of Bronx Community Health Network to provide a sliding fee discount program which assures that health center patients have access to all services in the health center’s scope of project, regardless of their ability to pay and insurance status, while allowing the health center to maximize reasonable revenue sources.
This program is designed to provide free or discounted care to those who have no means, or limited means, to pay for their services (uninsured, underinsured, insured).
Bronx Community Health Network will offer a Sliding Fee Discount Program to all who are unable to pay for their services. Bronx Community Health Network 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 to determine eligibility.
See our sliding fee schedule here.