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Good Faith Estimates

Beginning in 2022, under the “No Surprises Act,” health care providers are responsible for giving clients who are not using insurance an estimate of charges for the health care items and services before those items or services are provided.  


You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.  The Good Faith Estimate is based on the information known at the time the estimate was generated. Any unexpected, unknown services or charges are not included. 

  • 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 health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care 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.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate in the event you are charged a higher amount.


For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit, or call HHS  1-800-368-1019.

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