“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”
Under the No Surprises Act
Effective January 1, 2022, all clients have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” detailing how much your medical care will cost.
Under the new law, health care providers are required to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you may dispute the bill.
- Please make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.