Table 4.14b
Facility payment options, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: March 31, 2003
Percent
Facility operation and primary focus No. of facilities Percent1    
Type of payment accepted Sliding
fee
scale
Treatment
at no
charge for
clients who
cannot pay
Cash or
self-
ayment
Private
health
insurance
Medicare Medicaid State-
financed
health
insurance
Federal
military
insurance
No
payment
accepted
Other
Total  13,623  90.2  67.8  34.8  52.5  35.6  34.8   4.2   2.6  63.9  55.4
Ownership      
Private non-profit  8,258  90.1  67.2  36.8  59.4  38.2  33.2   4.9   2.9  69.7  63.2
Private for-profit  3,403  98.2  68.4  25.1  33.2  26.9  31.0   0.4   2.1  50.3  25.5
Local, county, or community govt    979  92.8  73.9  49.7  69.4  49.0  45.8   2.5   1.8  82.3  71.4
State government    475  83.8  70.7  50.7  63.2  44.2  44.4   9.1   1.7  72.2  75.2
Federal government    339  41.3  62.5  17.7  15.9  12.4  70.2  10.3   2.1  14.7  74.3
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    196  62.8  81.6  19.4  16.3  13.8  77.6   2.0   1.0  20.9  87.2
Dept. of Defense    102   5.9  33.3   8.8   5.9   4.9  76.5  16.7   2.0      - -  46.1
Indian Health Service     34  26.5  50.0  35.3  44.1  26.5  20.6  26.5   8.8  17.6  85.3
Other      7  28.6  14.3  14.3  14.3  14.3  14.3  71.4      - -  42.9  71.4
Tribal government    169  38.5  50.9  37.9  49.1  32.0  26.0  30.2   7.7  23.7  88.8
Primary focus of facility      
Substance abuse treatment services  8,351  89.9  60.1  21.3  44.8  28.6  23.6   4.9   2.6  62.9  56.9
Mental health services  1,157  94.6  86.5  71.0  74.4  51.0  59.4   0.6   2.1  64.7  48.9
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 3,600  91.9  81.1  53.9  64.7  48.2  52.6   3.1   2.7  68.8  53.2
General health care    249  79.5  82.7  62.7  60.2  35.3  57.8   3.2   2.4  35.3  59.8
Other/unknown    266  69.2  32.7  18.4  27.4  18.0  14.7  13.9   3.0  51.5  63.5
1 Percents sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could accept more than one payment option.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE:  Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2003.