The Human Services Department provides services to residents of Broward County (“clients”) either directly or by contracting with community providers. In instances when the Human Services Department provides the services directly, it has authority to charge fees to clients on an individual fee-for-service basis when services are not otherwise paid for, in whole or in part, by any third-party payers. The following is a description of each service category and the fee associated with that service category effective October 1, 2016.
1. Human Services Direct Services Fee Schedule
The Human Services
Department and its Divisions may apply for and receive grants, negotiate rates,
and execute agreements with third-party payers.
Standard rates will be set for the
purpose of filing claims on behalf of clients who are covered by a third-party
payer who has not contracted with Broward County. The standard rates will equal 150% of the
Direct Fee Schedule rates or the highest contracted rate for the service,
whichever is greater. Standards rates
will be set annually.
Fees for Continuing Education Units (“CEUs”)
attending training which provides CEUs may be charged a fee by the Department
or its Divisions. Fees will be
determined based on costs to provide the CEU or training. If the Department or any of its Divisions
receives a grant to provide training, the cost of the CEU may be offset to the
extent of the grant funding,
Human Services Department Sliding Fee Scale
The Department has
established a sliding fee scale based on the annually established U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines for the forty-eight
(48) contiguous states (“Sliding Fee Scale”).
The client’s income level and family size will determine the percentage
of the Direct Service Fee that will be billed to the client.
|0 to 150%
|151% to 200%
|| 10% |
|201% to 250%
|251% to 300%
|301% to 350%
|| 40% |
|351% to 400%
|401% to 450%
|| 80% |
|451% and above
Acceptable Forms of Payment
Acceptable forms of payment will be posted on the Human Services Department Website. The Department and its Divisions reserve the ability to accept cash, money orders, credit and debit cards, and personal or cashier’s checks as a form of payment. Returned checks will be subject to the fees established in the Administrative Code.