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No Surprises Act / Good Faith Estimate:

A new law went into effect on January 1, 2022 that requires health care providers to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are self-pay (not using insurance) an estimate of the expected charges. This is called a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). You have the right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of any healthcare services. You can request a GFE before scheduling services and must be provided with one after you have scheduled any service. Your provider will give you a list of services associated with your care and the expected charges. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill. 

For questions or more information, please visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises