Good Faith Estimate Statement
Your Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Costs
Under the law, healthcare 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. Under the federal “No Surprises Act,” you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical/mental health care will cost at Lifeline Counseling & Consulting.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like counseling services, evaluations, medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Lifeline Counseling & Consulting at 309-407-7771.