Good Faith Estimate

Good Faith Estimate

As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, health care providers are required to bring transparency to the billing process. The act is designed to protect patients from surprise bills for emergency services at out-of-network facilities or for out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, holding them liable only for in-network cost-sharing amounts. The No Surprises Act also enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care.

While Freedom Path Counseling is not a health care organization, some of our counselors may be interpreted as health care providers. For this reason, some clients will receive a Good Faith Estimate at the time of intake when requested.

 

Good Faith Estimate

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

Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t 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.

  • 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.

 

Get More Information

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit cms.gov/nosurprises or call us for more information at 678-765-9291.