This law is intended to reduce unexpected medical bills (for example your ER doctor is out of network with your insurance and you end up with a surprise bill). 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. Not to worry though, my costs are listed above and we will always discuss any changes. There are no surprise bills here!
Here is what you want to know under the new law:
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-877-696-6775.
A new rule from the Center for Medicare Services went into effect on January 1, 2022. This rule requires us to give a “good faith estimate” (GFE) to a patient of what our services will cost and how long they may last. The intent of this rule is to prevent clients from getting ‘surprise bills’ which does sometimes happen when seeking emergency care or care in a large system where one service or provider might be covered by your insurance, and another may not. This is less likely to occur in this office where your session fee is clearly communicated. That said, even us little offices are still subject to this rule. We have been given minimal direction as to how to carry it out, but I am taking my best shot with what I know right now.
Here is what we have been told must be in the Good Faith Estimate:
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