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GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of schedule health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges. Please note that it is not possible for a clinician to know, in advance, how many therapy sessions may be appropriate for a given person as circumstances can change once treatment begins. 

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 and you will be provided with a new Good Faith Estimate should this occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill if you and your provider have not previously talked about the change and you have not been given an updated Good Faith Estimate.

**As of right now, the Good Faith Estimate does not apply to any individuals who are using insurance benefits, including out-of-network benefits.

For more information about Good Faith Estimates please visit their website at: www.cms.gov/nosurprises
 

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