Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who dont have insurance orwho 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 anynon-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical test,prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing atleast 1 business day before your medical services or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before youschedule an item or services.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you candispute 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 1-800-985-3059.

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