Your child’s stay will be paid by a combination of private insurance (if applicable) and Medicaid funds. Since private insurance will most likely not pay for the length of stay we expect your child to be in our program, we must get the Medicaid funding approval in order for your child to be admitted. Tanager Place will contact Medicaid or your assigned Managed Care Organization to obtain funding for your child’s stay up to 7 days prior to admission. Private insurance will be contacted for pre-certification upon admission.
After the month of entry, the amount owed each month is based on the child’s income. Anything considered to be the child’s income will come to Tanager Place to offset the cost of their care. This amount is called Client Participation and includes income such as Adoption Subsidies, Child Support, and SSI/SSD.
If the child receives Adoption Subsidy Income, the subsidy amount will drop to $50.00 per month. Admission staff will talk with you about options for making monthly payments to Tanager Place, or for having the subsidy reduced to eliminate the need to write a check to Tanager Place each month.
If the child receives Child Support, you keep $50.00 per month. Remaining money will be owed to Tanager Place each month. This amount does not include back child support or support for other children.
If the child receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Tanager Place will contact the Social Security Administration and (depending on length of stay), the child’s SSI may drop to $30.00 per month while in placement.
Please contact the Admission Office at (319) 365-9164, ext. 330 with questions about funding for your child.