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 certain types of health care coverage or who are electing to not use certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care services/items before those services/items are provided.
1. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total cost of any health care service/item upon request or when scheduling such services/items.
2. If you schedule a service/item at least 3 business days in advance make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing with one business day after scheduling. If you schedule 10 days in advance make sure your health care provider gives you a good faith estimate in writing within three business days after scheduling. You can also request your health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service/item. Make sure the health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you make the request.
3. If you receive a bill that is at least $400.00 more that your Good Faith Estimate you can dispute the bill.
4. Always save a copy or take a picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.
Questions or for more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers