Good Faith Estimate

In 2022, a new federal law called the “No Surprises Act” took effect. This required many medical providers, including Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to provide Good Faith Estimates to at least clients who pay without insurance and maybe more people as time goes on. As part of the therapeutic process, we do clarify the fees before appointments, so this document may seem redundant. But it is a federal requirement and serves to clarify fees in a structured way.

You’ll find a document with your Good Faith Estimate in your secured portal once you become a client, if one needs to be provided to you according to the law, which may expand to more or fewer people as it is clarified over time.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health 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 expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate to clarify 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.

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 or call (800) 985-3059.