Good-Faith Estimate Disclosure
You have the right to receive a “good-faith estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of their 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 health care provider or facility gives you a good-faith estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask any health care provider or facility 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 and the bill.