What is a Good Faith Estimate?

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

Under the No Surprises Act (2022), healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for mental health 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 psychotherapy sessions, assessments and records review or report writing.

– Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 buisness day before your appointment. You ca 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 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, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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