Table 4.18b
Facility payment options, by facility operation and primary focus of facility: 2008
Percent
Facility operation and primary focus No. of facilities Percentages1    
Type of payment accepted Sliding
fee
scale
Treatment
at no
charge for
clients who
cannot pay
Cash or
self-
payment
Private
health
insurance
Medicare Medicaid State-
financed
health
insurance
Federal
military
insurance
No
payment
accepted
Access to
Recovery
(ATR)
vouchers2
Other
Total  13,688  88.7  62.2  34.1  53.2  37.7  31.8   3.9   8.6   2.6  62.0  52.1
Facility operation      
Private non-profit  7,932  87.8  61.8  37.0  60.8  42.0  31.4   5.0  10.4   2.9  68.6  61.6
Private for-profit  4,015  97.1  63.5  24.2  35.1  27.5  27.8   0.3   6.5   2.3  49.0  23.5
Local, county, or community govt.    820  88.9  63.4  47.4  70.7  47.7  37.1   4.1   4.1   1.8  82.0  71.1
State government    427  83.4  63.2  48.9  66.7  49.6  41.9   8.4   8.4   2.1  69.1  76.6
Federal government    314  38.5  59.6  24.8  22.3  16.6  68.5   8.0   3.2   2.2  15.3  76.4
Dept. of Veterans Affairs    174  62.1  81.0  31.6  24.7  17.2  76.4   0.6   1.1   1.7  21.3  91.4
Dept. of Defense     93   1.1  22.6   6.5   4.3   5.4  79.6  12.9   1.1   1.1      - -  44.1
Indian Health Service     44  22.7  54.5  36.4  50.0  36.4  15.9  25.0  15.9   6.8  20.5  86.4
Other      3  66.7  33.3  33.3  33.3  33.3  33.3  33.3      - -      - -  66.7  66.7
Tribal government    180  42.2  52.8  46.1  61.7  42.2  31.1  17.8  10.6   3.3  32.8  82.8
Primary focus of facility      
Substance abuse treatment services  8,378  88.0  53.3  21.1  44.4  31.3  20.0   4.9   9.2   2.8  59.6  52.7
Mental health services    923  91.8  84.7  71.0  78.2  50.2  59.5   0.8   5.1   1.6  61.3  42.9
Mix of mental health and substance
    abuse treatment services
 4,052  90.7  75.9  51.7  66.1  48.6  49.2   2.3   8.7   2.3  68.5  51.8
General health care    181  76.8  79.6  65.2  61.9  40.3  63.0   3.3   3.9   1.1  40.9  66.9
Other/unknown    154  74.7  32.5  18.2  28.6  21.4  14.3  11.7   5.8   4.5  48.7  63.6
1 Percentages sum to more than 100 percent because a facility could accept more than one payment option.
2Available only in AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI,  ID, IL, IN,  IA, LA, MI, MO, MT, NJ, NM, OH, OK, RI, TN, TX, WA, WI, and WY. See table 6.20a for number of facilities accepting ATRs by State.
- -  Quantity is zero.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), 2008.

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