Good Faith Estimate
The federal No Surprises Act grants consumers the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much their medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers, including psychotherapists, must give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for treatment services.
The act also requires healthcare providers, including psychotherapists, to inform their clients of this right. Additionally, this act requires that information regarding the availability of a Good Faith Estimate must be prominently displayed on the website of all health care providers, including psychotherapists.
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 all of your health care providers, including your therapist and other providers from whom you seek treatment, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment. 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/.
If you decide to start treatment with me, I will never divulge the content of your therapy sessions, or even the fact that you are in treatment with me, to anyone, except under the following circumstances:
- If you provide me with your expressed written permission
- If I am required to provide information as a result of a court order
- If you are a minor, in which case your parent or legal guardian has a legal right to provide or withhold consent for treatment
- If I determine that you are a threat to yourself or others, in which case I am required by law to intervene in order to protect you and/or anyone else who may be in danger
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