Your Guide to Financial Support at OASIS Ascent

A common concern among parents is how they will cover the expenses associated with treatment. While residential treatment can be expensive, it is important not to let finances deter you from seeking help. At OASIS Ascent, we offer a complimentary service to help you assess your potential coverage without any obligations.

Apart from medical insurance, some parents have found assistance through private donors, scholarships, and crowdfunding platforms. Additionally, low-interest treatment loans are also available. Allow us to assist you in exploring all the resources that may be accessible to you.

For families looking for funding options, our admissions representative can discuss your specific situation and explore all available options. At OASIS Ascent, we are dedicated to helping families navigate the complex world of funding to ensure they receive the best possible care for their children. You can reach out to our admissions representative at 855-701-2721

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Accredited by The Joint Commission

Families trust us with what is most precious to them: their sons and daughters. We work hard to show we are worthy of that trust. That is why we earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. The Joint Commission accreditation is a known indicator of quality and reliability. The Joint Commission certification shows your family that we provide services you can trust.

Pay Privately

We offer the option to pay privately, meaning that the family covers 100% of treatment costs. You can speak more in-depth about this with our admissions team at 855-701-2721.

Health Insurance

Navigating health insurance coverage for treatment can be a daunting task. At OASIS Ascent, we understand the complexities and challenges that parents may face when dealing with a child in crisis and having to rely on health insurance to cover the much-needed services. While most insurance companies provide coverage for Medically necessary treatment, we would like to note that OASIS Ascent is currently out-of-network with most insurance companies. Our experienced utilization team can assist by advocating directly to the insurance companies and outlining medically necessary services. Even when OASIS Ascent is out-of-network. By using Single Case Agreements (SCA) and In-network exceptions (INE), our team is equipped to handle insurance complexities, unwarranted denials and in-network deficiencies.

We are committed to helping families secure the best possible insurance coverage, even though insurance may not cover the entire cost of services or recommended length of stay. OASIS Ascent has a dedicated in-house team that will help you navigate and understand your insurance benefit options. To create a personalized funding plan tailored to your needs, please reach out to our admissions representative at 855-701-2721.


While having Medicaid approval is a great step forward, obtaining funding for treatment can be a complicated endeavor. Our utilization team has extensive experience in deciphering Medicaid policies and successfully negotiating Single Case Agreements (SCAs) to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive coverage possible. It is important to note that Medicaid may not cover the entire cost of services due to significant funding discrepancies among states. We recognize the potential frustration this may cause and therefore offer a broader range of funding options. To create a personalized funding plan tailored to your needs, please reach out to our admissions representative at 855-701-2721.


Choose Mental Health has embarked on a transformative nationwide journey, reshaping the landscape of mental health care for the younger generation. Functioning as a nonprofit entity, their primary endeavor revolves around the mobilization of funds to facilitate scholarships. These scholarships play a crucial role in ensuring that children and youth, irrespective of their financial capabilities, gain access to superlative treatment.

Within the heart of their mission lies an unwavering commitment to delivering nothing short of the finest solutions, aid, and sustenance to these young individuals.

OASIS Ascent aligns seamlessly with the mission of Choose Mental Health, sharing a common goal to offer hope and empowerment to children and youth. By uniting with Choose Mental Health, we stand alongside 30 million young lives struggling with mental health challenges, collectively becoming a beacon of support.

Financial Loan

Families seeking financial loans should consider Prosper Healthcare. As the leading financing company in the healthcare industry, they have successfully helped over 250,000 individuals by lending over $3 Billion. Their reputation is built on trust and their program is proven to empower families in need.

If you choose to secure a loan from Prosper Healthcare Lending, you can expect a variety of benefits, including immediate decision-making without affecting your credit score, longer terms for more affordable monthly payments, no need for collateral, no prepayment penalties, and a simple and swift loan inquiry process. Moreover, you can rest assured that all of your personal information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Prosper Financial
P: 1-(866) 615-6319

Another option we recommend

Optimum Practical Financial
E: [email protected]
P: 866-790-7770

Tax Deduction Information

Please provide the following information to your tax advisor so they can assist you in making the proper deduction.

Another key point is that you may wish to refer to Internal Revenue Code (Section 213a) for additional information on allowable deduction percentages of expenses related to the care of your teen.

Additionally, court examples of rulings that support medical expense deduction related to enrollment in a special school for your child may assist you.

  • –Griesdorf, Lawrence, (1970) 54 TC 1684)
    • Enrollment of a child not cooperating in school and often physically sick related to the result of parental divorce and father’s suicide.
  • –Urbauer, Charles, (1992) TC Memo 1992-170)
    • Enrollment of a 17-year-old with severe behavioral and drug abuse-related problems in a college preparatory school program designed to meet the educational and emotional needs of students with problems.

When the proper criteria are met, all tuition (including all food and lodging) and additional expenses including transportation to and from the program should be discussed as a deduction with your tax advisor. Also, phone calls and other related expenses you incur should also be discussed with your tax advisor.

Additional Resources for Your Tax Advisor

  • Internal Revenue Code Section 213(a)
  • Treasury Regulation Section 1.123-1(e)
  • Revenue Ruling 70-285
  • Private Letter Ruling 8447014
  • Court Cases: Griesdorf, Lawrence, (1970) 54 TC 1684;
  • Pazos, Jose, (1987) TC Memo 1987-131;
  • Urbauer, Charles, (1992) TC Memo 1992-170

Take the Next Step:

We know this is a difficult decision, but you don't have to go through it alone. We understand that navigating the complexities of residential treatment can be confusing.

At Oasis Ascent, We Are Here to Support You Every Step of the Way.

Let's discuss your teen's needs and explore how our residential treatment program can help them reach their full potential.

Helpful Insurance Terminology:

Most insurance plans offer in-network benefits and out-of-network benefits. In-network benefits apply to providers the insurance company has contracted with for services. Out-of-network providers have not contracted with the insurance company for services. OASIS Ascent is out-of-network with all insurance companies. Not all plans offer out-of-network benefits. If your plan does not offer out-of-network benefits, we can petition for a single case exception. If you aren't sure about your benefits we can check for you!

If you are interested in the possibility of treatment at OASIS Ascent, we are happy to run a verification of benefits for you with no commitment. This will break down your benefits and the amounts you have paid to date toward your plan's deductible and out-of-pocket maximum for the year. It will also list the co-insurance rate for inpatient mental health treatment, and give you an idea of your financial obligations under your benefit plan. We send a letter summarizing your benefit, and are also available to explain in more depth over the phone.

The out-of-pocket maximum is the stop-loss amount you will spend personally before your insurance company typically covers all care at 100%. In other words, there is a ceiling to how much you have to pay out of your own wallet per year.

This is the upfront amount that you must meet each plan year before your insurance begins to cover expenses. Once you have paid the deductible, your insurance will cover a percentage of the costs and you will be responsible for a percentage of the costs until you reach the out-of-pocket maximum.

After you meet the deductible, the insurance pays a percentage of the costs of care (i.e. 60%). Co-insurance is the percentage you are required to pay (i.e. 40%). You are responsible for co-insurance until you reach the out-of-pocket maximum.

Our UR Director does an excellent job in telling your child's story to advocate for insurance coverage. There is a lot of clinical documentation and background required for these in depth reviews. It also often requires poor success at previous lower levels of care (i.e. outpatient therapy visits, IOP/PHP, etc.) Recent hospitalizations also help demonstrate acuity. These reviews take place for initial authorization, and are ongoing throughout treatment. Each review requires proof that the patient is meeting medical necessity criteria throughout the course of care at OASIS Ascent - typically every 2-14 days. The following are criteria that are reviewed for medical necessity: persistent danger to self or others, suicidality, delusions or hallucinations, serious stressors, significant impairment in a variety of settings, history of or recent hospitalizations, threat of or recent placement removal, AWOL, school refusal, acting out behaviors, isolative behaviors, recently escalating symptoms, and significant & persistent mood challenges.

When there are limited in-network options, your plan doesn't offer out-of-network benefits or other unique circumstances, a single-case agreement (SCA) may be an option. While SCAs are never guaranteed, it may be an alternative way to utilize your plan where coverage would otherwise not be an option.

We will attempt to obtain pre-authorization for all families. This means that in most cases your insurance company will approve or deny the request for treatment at OASIS Ascent prior to admission. Situations that can reduce the likelihood of pre-authorization include taking your child home prior to admit following a hospitalization, not attempting lower levels of care first, and lateral transfers. Lateral transfers are when you are changing within the same level of care (i.e. from one residential treatment center to another). If your child is currently working with a provider or is in a placement, documentation from that provider recommending residential care as medically necessary, as well as specifically mentioning OASIS Ascent in the recommended plan can help the process.

The allowed amount is the maximum amount your plan will pay for a covered health care service. Allowed Amounts may also be called "eligible expenses". Your insurance plan may allow a rate that is less than the amount that OASIS Ascent bills. Your cost sharing requirements (deductibles, co-insurance, out-of-pocket max) are based on the allowed amount. If the allowed amount is lower than the cost to provide services at OASIS Ascent, you may receive a bill for the difference.

OASIS Ascent has the expertise needed to help your family.


The Joint Commission has also recognized OASIS Ascent's high-quality care standards by providing it with accreditation.


OASIS Ascent is also fully licensed in the state of Utah.


Choose Mental Health is changing nationally the approach to mental health for children.

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This program is proud to be Cognia Accredited. Cognia provides accreditation to schools that have earned recognition for their reputation and high educational standards.