No Surprises Act
Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate
As a client, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate that details how much your medical expenses may cost. Under the law, healthcare providers must give their clients who don't have insurance or opt to not use their 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 at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you received 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 a picture of your Good Faith Estimate
For more information or questions about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.