Good Faith Estimates
Good Faith Estimates & the No Surprises Act
As a patient and/or client of a healthcare provider, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care and associated services will cost.
According to the No Surprises Act legislation, health care providers need to provide patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance (I.e. Self-Pay clients) an estimate of the cost(s) for medical items and services.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.