Good Faith Estimates

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 patients 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.

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 healthcare
provider, and any other provider youchoose, 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.


For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

www.cms.gov/nosurprises.