You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care, services and treatment will cost.
By law, health care providers need to give patients who are without insurance or who are not using any insurance an estimate of costs for medical treatment, items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate of the total expected costs for any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs such as medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• You can ask your health care provider to give 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 your bill is at least $400 more than the Good Faith Estimate you received, then you have the right to dispute the bill.
• Please be sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
If you have any questions or would like more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-866-614-4636.