Last modified: January 12, 2023
Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act, which Congress passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, is designed to protect clients from surprise bills and enables uninsured patients to receive a good faith estimate of the cost of care. As such, you are entitled to the following:
Under the law, health care providers, such as ABS Kids, need to give clients 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 items and services before those items or 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 such services. If you schedule a healthcare service, your healthcare provider can give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your healthcare service. You can also ask your healthcare provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule your healthcare service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Keep a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate for your records.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.