Good Faith Estimate
A “Good Faith Estimate” explains how much your medical care may cost you. Under the No Surprises Act, health care providers must provide patients without 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. The estimate should include expenses such as medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Request your health care provider to provide you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. 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.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.