Under the “Federal No Surprises Act,” health care providers need to give uninsured and self-pay patients a Good Faith Estimate for medical services and items they will receive.

  • When scheduling an appointment 3 or more days in advance, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of services and items. 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 appointment. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment.
  • If you receive a bill that is more than $400 over your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to keep a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (775) 329-6300.