Good Faith Estimate and What It Means For Your Counseling/Therapy
- Under the law (No Surprises Act), 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, including counseling/therapy.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services—this includes your counseling/therapy with me.
- I will provide you a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) of the cost of our first visit before your first appointment, and then I will provide you another GFE after we meet the first time and have a chance to talk about what you might want/need in terms of future sessions.
- You have a right during your counseling with me to ask me for another Good Faith Estimate at any time. I will be happy to discuss your current needs for counseling and then provide you another good faith estimate moving forward.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call me (Steve Wampler) at 828-330-9032.