Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate which explains how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, 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. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital fees.
Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item.
You may also ask your healthcare 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 $400 or more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.