Good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care 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 bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items for services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- Under the “No Surprises Act”, if you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than our Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. O PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT MARTIN COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT WILL NOT BALANCE BILL THE PATIENT ANY AMOUNT OVER THE ESTIMATED PATIENT PORTION. IF YOU RECEIVE A BILL THAT IS ABOVE THE GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BUSINESS OFFICE DIRECTOR AT 432-607-3225.
- 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 or contact our Business Office Director at 432-607-3225.