Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) 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 GFE for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a GFE in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your provider, and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy of your GFE.

 

For questions or more information about your right to a GFE, visit cms.gov/nosurprises or call 346-206-3992.