It is your right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” that explains how much your mental health care and medical care will cost. This corresponds with the No Surprises Act, active as of 1/1/2022. Any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy, are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate. You can request a Good Faith Estimate from your healthcare provider or any other provider before you schedule a service. 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 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
or call (719-505-2461).