Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Health care providers are required by law to provide individuals without insurance or who do not use insurance with an estimate of the cost of their medical services and supplies. For any non-emergency items or services, you have the right to a good faith estimate of the entire projected cost. This includes ancillary expenses such as hospital fees, prescription medicines, equipment, and test charges. Make sure you have a written Good Faith Estimate from your healthcare provider at least one working day prior to your medical service or purchase.
You have the right to challenge a bill if it is at least $400 higher than your good faith estimate. Keep a copy or a photo of your good faith estimate in your files. Visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises for more information or questions regarding your entitlement to a good faith estimate.