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Good Faith Estimate

In the year 2021 a law took effect that entitles you to receive a "Good Faith Estimate." This is an estimate of how much your treatment may cost you.

You have a right to a Good Faith Estimate

You have a legal right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate." This estimate will explain in detail what to expect regarding the cost of your medical/mental health care.

Under this new law, all health care providers, including mental health practicioners, are required to provide Clients who are not insured and estimated cost of the bill for any medical and mental health services. Some of your rights under this law are detailed below.

• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate. This estimate should detail the total expected cost of any non-emergency services. This will include any related services, such as medical tests, prescriptions, medical equipment, and inpatient/outpatient fees.

• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate from your medical and mental health provider at least 1 business day before your appointment. You may also ask any healthcare and mental health provider for a Good Faith Estimate before beginning any service with them. 

• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

• When your provider issues you a copy of your Good Faith Estimate, take a picture or keep a copy should you need it in the future. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.

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