In compliance with the No Surprises Act, all healthcare providers are required to notify patients of their federal rights and protections against “surprise billing.”
Patients who are not enrolled in an insurance plan or who are not planning to use their insurance have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) explaining how much their medical care is anticipated to cost.
Patients have the right to receive a GFE 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.
Your health care provider will give you GFE in writing at least one 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 four hundred dollars more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.
Keep a copy or picture of your GFE.
For questions or more information about the No Surprises Act visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Dr. Christine Ziegler at (845) 353-3399 x12.