No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimate
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients/clients who don't have health 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 before your scheduled service or item.
*If you receive a bill that is $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
* Make sure you save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate.
* For more information or questions about the No Surprises Act and Good Faith Estimates, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 206-627-0109.