The No Surprises Act is a federal law that protects patients from unexpected medical bills. This law applies to patients with insurance coverage, and it aims to prevent surprise medical bills that occur when a patient receives care from an out-of-network provider or in an out-of-network facility.
Under the No Surprises Act, healthcare providers are required to provide patients with a Good Faith Estimate of the costs associated with their medical care, including any out-of-pocket expenses that may be required, prior to rendering services. If you are billed for $400 more than detailed in your Good Faith Estimate (GFE), you have the right to dispute the bill. Please note that the Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, you will be duly notified ahead of time and federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.
As a healthcare provider, we are committed to complying with the No Surprises Act and providing our patients with transparent and fair billing practices. If you have any questions or concerns about the No Surprises Act or our billing practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.