The Family, Infant and Preschool Program’s Fee and Reimbursement Policy is based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA] and the North Carolina Interagency Agreement. Fees will be billed to Medicaid, if the child is eligible for Medicaid, and private insurance will be billed with written parental authorization. This law also gives you, as the parent/guardian, the right to decline to have your health insurance billed for our services if, for example, there would be an adverse impact on your coverage, such as an increased premium or a decrease in lifetime cap or coverage. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA] is a federal law that protects the privacy of children and parents who receive services. This information cannot be released without parental/legal guardian written authorization.
Families are responsible for payment for treatment services according to the FIPP Sliding Fee Scale for billable services after any insurance payment is received. No family can be denied services based solely on inability to pay.