Under the No Surprises Act, you have the right to a Good Faith Estimate, which explains how much your medical care is estimated to cost.
Under this 2022 law, health care providers are required to provide patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of their 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 such as medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Your health care provider will aim to provide you with a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You may also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service or item.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. Please discuss this with your provider.
Be sure to save a copy or photo of your Good Faith Estimate.
For further 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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