You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care (including your mental health care) will cost. Under the law, mental health providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for mental health services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
As a psychotherapist, I am required to give you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your first session with me. You can also ask me, and any other health provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Please 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.