Collections Of Revenue
In the case of appropriate advancements and loans to clients, the client should be providing to the drug and alcohol treatment center or detox facility an executed promissory note. It should include a payback schedule, itemized financial statement reflecting liabilities, income and expenses. These should reflect the clients need as well as a request from the client for such advancement. In addition, a statement from the client that they are unable to pay for the particular item of expense for which they are requesting the advancement.
Under no circumstances is it legally appropriate for a substance abuse treatment provider to simply provide funding to a client, or a potential client, merely to influence the client to attend that provider’s treatment program. There is no legally appropriate concept at work in which provider would be placed in a position of “out-bidding” each other for a particular client admission. We are always available to answer any questions about your collection procedures.