Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, healthcare providers and healthcare facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage of a federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges. Effective January 1st, 2022.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act: Healthcare providers and healthcare facilities are required to tell patients their ability to be given a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected cost. These patients include:
- Patients that are not enrolled in an insurance plan
- Patients that are not enrolled in a federal health care program. (Medicare/Medicaid, etc.)
- Patients that do not want to file a claim with their insurance; both by spoken words and in writing
The patient can ask the front office staff about the “Good Faith Estimate” while they are in the clinic, or while they are making the healthcare appointment.
If you are wanting a “Good Faith Estimate” for your services or have any questions, please see our front office staff.