Healthcare providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using 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.
- Your health care provider will give you a Good Faith Estimate before your medical service. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. Estimates can be emailed or sent by mail to you.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises