Psychotherapy clients have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much their mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
Clients have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
Clients can ask their psychotherapy provider, and any other health care provider the client chooses, for a Good Faith Estimate before the client schedules a service.
If clients receive a bill that is at least $400 more than the Good Faith Estimate, clients can dispute the bill. Clients should make sure to save a copy or picture of their Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about the right psychotherapy clients have to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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