Good Faith Estimate Notice
Beginning January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133) went into effect which includes new requirements for health care providers, facilities, health plans, and insurers to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving unanticipated medical bills. You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost if you are not submitting bills to insurance. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. Make sure your healthcare 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 healthcare 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 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 cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. Please let Erin Guyette know if you have questions about receiving a "Good Faith Estimate."