Financial indigence Policy Term Definition

Financially indigent persons include uninsured and underinsured persons who meet an institution’s eligibility for discounted care up to and including a 100% discount. Eligible patients whose household income level and calculated assets are below 400 of the FPG are eligible for this discount. Approved applicants are still responsible for any deposits or amounts indicated in any financial agreements and may receive a bill for any balances due. The eligibility for financial assistance or charity care at UTMB is based on a patient’s household income, number of dependents, Texas residency and calculated assets. Demographics information such as race/ethnicity, gender, and age are not considered.