|(a) The contractor must provide the family with a copy
of the HHSC ECI sliding fee scale. Based on family size and income,
placement on the HHSC ECI sliding fee scale determines the family's
maximum charge for services received in one calendar month.
(b) The HHSC ECI sliding fee scale assigns a set dollar
amount as the maximum charge for adjusted income ranges less than
or equal to 1000 percent of the federal poverty level. HHSC calculates
the maximum charge for each income range by applying a fixed percentage
(ranging from 0.25 to 5 percent) to the mid-point income within each
range based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services most
recently published Federal Poverty Levels.
(c) For children and families who enroll in ECI services
on or after September 1, 2015, the family's maximum charge shall be
pursuant to Figure: 40 TAC §108.1431(c) identified in this subsection.
If the parent refuses to attest in writing that information about
their third-party coverage, family size, and gross income is true
and accurate, then the family monthly maximum payment equals the full
cost of services.