You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care
will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients 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.
You will receive a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical
service or item (i.e., therapy, counseling). 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
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit
www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (540) 658-2820.