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