Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate

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 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.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit   www.cms.gov/nosurprises.