Good Faith Estimate of Treatment Costs
As of 2022, a new law requires that I offer you a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers (including mental health clinicians) need to give patients who don’t have or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. This is based on the No Surprises Act of 2020 and was originally designed with hospitals and bigger treatment facilities in mind, where you may be surprised by unexpected high costs of treatment.
Unlike some discrete medical services, it can be difficult to estimate the total cost of therapy services because this number is influenced by multiple variables that can be hard to predict. However, if you would like a Good Faith Estimate I am happy to provide one for you. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you have a right to dispute the bill. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.