Good Faith Estimate
*You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.*
Under the law, healthcare providers provide *patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance* an estimate of the bill for medical items and services upon request.
– 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 one business day before your medical service or item. You can 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 at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
– Feel free to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
– For a copy of your Good Faith Estimate click here.