GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
UPDATED: DECEMBER 30TH 2021
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law (No Surprises Act), health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency 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 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 www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Federal No Surprises Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059.