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Good Faith Estimate

Under Federal Law effective as of January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of what your services/medical care may cost before the service/medical care occurs. This is to prevent any "surprise medical bills" under the No Surprises Act.


So, what does this mean to me? 


Under this law, all health care providers need to give patients who do not have 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 at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, 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, please visit or call 800-985-3059.

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