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Financial Information

Total treatment costs depend on the level of care required and the number of days needed to complete treatment. Over an average 4 month treatment stay, most clients use some combination of private pay and insurance benefits to cover the costs of program fees and professional services. Medicare and Medicaid do not cover our services at any level of care.

We accept private payment only for our residential treatment program. Our nonresidential programs, including our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs are covered by a number of insurance companies. Most clients who begin in our residential level of care transition to a nonresidential level of care as their symptoms and skills improve.

We can refer you to a third-party insurance advocate, SJ Health, that can help you use your out-of-network insurance company benefits. While you will be billed directly for residential base program fees, SJ Health can help you authorize treatment with and maximize your reimbursement from out-of-network insurance companies.

We provide up-front financial counseling for each client and family. To begin this process, please call our admissions team at 888-618-6997.

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Residential Treatment Program Fees

The residential treatment program at Skyland Trail accepts private payment only for program fees; we do not accept private insurance. The base program cost of a 30-day stay in residential care is $28,500.

The cost of treatment reflects our evidence-based individualized therapies, expert multidisciplinary treatment team, holistic hands-on and expressive therapies, integrated nutrition and healthy living activities, and respectful facilities. Residential clients receive a private bedroom and private bathroom.

Clients who complete the full recommended length of stay in our program (an average of 4 months across all levels of care)  will transition to a nonresidential level of care like day treatment when clinically appropriate (usually after about 2 months). Our nonresidential treatment programs accept private insurance and are in-network with several major insurance companies.

Payment Due at Admission

On the day of admission, the individual accepting financial responsibility for the client's treatment is required to prepay for the first 30 days of residential treatment, as well as a $2,500 admission fee. Please note that the financially responsible party may not be the individual who will receive treatment (i.e. the client).

Professional Services Expenses

Skyland Trail separates some professional services from the base daily program fee to enable more families to use their insurance plans to cover what are often covered as in-network services. Daily base program fees do not include the following professional services: (1) psychiatry fees, (2) wellness clinic fees, related laboratory fees or procedures (3) family therapy, (4) drug and alcohol screenings, (5) psychological testing or (6) medications. Laboratory charges will in some cases be billed directly from an outside vendor. Many of these professional services expenses may be covered by your insurance provider. If these services qualify for in-network coverage, Skyland Trail will bill your insurance provider directly and will bill you for any associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees.

Using Your Out-of-Network Insurance

If you would like to seek reimbursement for residential treatment program fees with your non-contracted insurance company, you have two choices. If you want to seek reimbursement yourself by submitting claims, we will provide an itemized bill for submission to your insurance company. However, we also can refer you to a third party insurance advocate, SJ Health Insurance Advocates. If out-of-network benefits are available, SJ Health can coordinate pre-authorizations, coordinate utilization reviews, and submit claims, which may help you maximize your reimbursement.

Financial Aid

As a nonprofit organization, Skyland Trail offers a need-based financial aid program. Families who complete the financial assistance application at admission and demonstrate financial need may receive assistance that covers up to 20 percent of treatment costs.

Length of Stay

Length of stay varies from client to client. Our minimum length of stay is 8 weeks. On average, clients who admit to our residential treatment program participate in treatment a total of 4 months, spending about 2 months in residential treatment and an additional 2 months in our nonresidential day treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Our nonresidential treatment programs are in-network with several major insurance companies. If Skyland Trail has a contract with your insurance company for our nonresidential programs, when the client transitions to nonresidential care, we will seek preauthorization for treatment and bill your insurance company directly. Skyland Trail will bill you directly for any uncovered program fees or services; out-of-pocket expenses; and associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees. Please note that authorization is not a guarantee of payment.

Residential Treatment Program

Day Treatment Program Fees

Our nonresidential treatment programs include Day Treatment (also known as partial hospitalization or PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP). The base program cost of a 20-day stay in Day Treatment is $10,000. The base program cost of a 20-day stay in Intensive Outpatient is $8,000. A 20-day stay in Day Treatment includes treatment from 10AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, for about 1 month.

These nonresidential programs are in-network with several managed care organizations, including: Beacon Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and Optum.

The cost of treatment reflects our evidence-based individualized therapies, expert multidisciplinary treatment team, holistic hands-on and expressive therapies, integrated nutrition and healthy living activities, and respectful facilities.

Payment Due at Admission

For clients admitting directly to the Day Treatment level of care, on the day of admission, the individual accepting financial responsibility is required to prepay for the first 20 days of treatment. Please note that the financially responsible party may not be the individual who will receive treatment (i.e. the client). 

If the Skyland Trail nonresidential treatment program is in-network with your insurance company, we will bill the admissions fee and base program fees directly to your insurance company. If Skyland Trail is not in-network with your insurance company, you will be billed directly, and payment is due at the time of admission. 

Professional Services Expenses

Daily base program fees do not include the following professional services: (1) psychiatry fees, (2) wellness clinic fees, related laboratory fees or procedures (3) family therapy, (4) drug and alcohol screenings, (5) psychological testing or (6) medications. Laboratory charges will in some cases be billed directly from an outside vendor. Many of these professional services expenses may be covered by your insurance provider. If these services qualify for in-network coverage, Skyland Trail will bill your insurance provider directly and will bill you for any associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees.

Using Your Insurance

If Skyland Trail has a contract with your insurance company for our nonresidential programs, we will seek preauthorization for treatment and bill your insurance company directly. Skyland Trail will bill you directly for any uncovered program fees or services; out-of-pocket expenses; and associated co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance fees. Please note that authorization is not a guarantee of payment.

Financial Aid

As a nonprofit organization, Skyland Trail offers a need-based financial aid program. Families who complete the financial assistance application at admission and demonstrate financial need may receive assistance that covers up to 20 percent of treatment costs.

Length of Stay

Length of stay varies from client to client. Our minimum length of stay is 8 weeks. On average, clients who admit directly to our day treatment program participate in treatment a total of 2 to 3 months. On average, clients who admit to our residential treatment program participate in treatment a total of about 4 months, spending about 2 months in residential treatment and an additional 2 months in day treatment and/or intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Day Treatment Program

Financial Aid Program

Through the generosity of Skyland Trail donors and friends, we offer a financial assistance program to help clients and families who meet need-based financial criteria. While we ask all clients to cover the costs of at least a portion of their treatment, the Skyland Trail Board of Directors has committed to distribute $1 million through our financial aid program each year. Families must have a household income of at least $35,000 to apply for financial aid.

The application process consists of an application and a personal financial statement from the guarantor(s) – those who guarantee payment of the treatment fees – as well as submission of the guarantor’s tax returns from the previous three years.  Those who meet the need-based financial criteria may receive assistance that covers up to 20 percent of program costs.

Financial Aid Application

SJ Health Insurance Advocates

We can refer you to a third party insurance advocate, SJ Health Insurance Advocates, who can independently determine if reimbursement is possible. If benefits are available, SJ Health can also coordinate authorizations with your out-of-network benefits and help you maximize your reimbursement.

Each family is assigned a dedicated team of advocates with a large breadth of experience in all health insurance related matters.

Services include:

  • verification of benefits 
  • pre-authorization of services 
  • concurrent utilization reviews 
  • peer-to-peer reviews claim generation
  • submission and tracking to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement

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