Good Faith Estimate and No Surprises Act
As of January 2022, you have a right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much medical care will cost. Under the No Surprises Act, health care providers are required to give clients who are not using insurance or don’t have insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have a right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
You are entitled to an estimate in writing before scheduling any services with a new provider.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
For more information and questions about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, please visit: www.cms.gov/nosurprises
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