What's a Good Faith Estimate?
Beginning on January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133) went into effect. This requires health care providers (therapists) to provide clients a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) based on information known at that time, detailing expected costs for services.
Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and amount of services that are provided to you. This estimate is NOT a contract or obligation to participate in treatment.
Some clients are happy to end treatment when they feel better, whereas others feel more comfortable titrating down from weekly to bi-monthly sessions. Despite a GFE and timelines being discussed, the client can end therapy at any time.
I will provide you with a GFE verbally during your free consultation, in writing prior to your first appointment, and upon request at any time during treatment.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a 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.