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 don’t have 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 upon scheduling and upon request. 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 have a right to dispute the bill. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
- To get your Good Faith Estimate from Jane Pauley Community Health Center call 317-934-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.