You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your treatment 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.
In the case of psychotherapy and counseling, it is often difficult to predict how long treatment may last, as significant factors remain unknown at the commencement of our work together. The process of change will require your active participation and adherence to my recommendations. Therefore, I may revise this estimate based on new information as our work together progresses. I am happy to further discuss this with you to clarify any questions regarding this.
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