The Right to a Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” outlining the projected cost of your medical treatment if you do not have medical insurance or choose not to use your medical insurance for particular episodes of care provided under Federal law.
- You are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate for the total anticipated cost of any non-emergency items or services. Fees for office visits and medical testing would be included.
- One (1) business day prior to your medical service, you will receive your Good Faith Estimate. You will be given a Good Faith Estimate at the time these services are performed if the care is urgent or additional testing is necessary during your visit.
- Before scheduling a service, you will get a Good Faith Estimate. The information available at the time the service is scheduled will be used to create the Good Faith Estimate. Please be aware that your exact care will not be determined until you have been evaluated by a physician, and that further services may be suggested or required.
- You may dispute a bill if it is at least $400 higher than the Good Faith Estimate supplied for that care under the new patient-provider dispute resolution process.
- Make a copy or take a picture of your Good Faith Estimate.