No Surprises Act

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 not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care services before those services are provided.

• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care services upon request or when scheduling services. This includes related costs like medical tests.

• If you schedule a health care service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you do, make sure the health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.

• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. To learn more you can call 1-800-982-3059.

Visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers for more information about your rights under federal law.