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NO SURPRISES ACT – Good faith estimates

For people who do not have health insurance or pay for care on their own (also known as “self-paying”), the rules that took effect January 1, 2022 require most providers to give a “good faith estimate” of costs before providing non-emergency care.The good faith estimate must include expected charges for the primary item or service, as well as any other items or services that would reasonably be expected. For an uninsured or self-pay consumer getting surgery, for example, the estimate would include the cost of the surgery, as well as any labs, other tests, and anesthesia that might be used during the procedure. Uninsured or self-pay consumers who receive a final bill that exceeds the good faith estimate by $400 or more can dispute the final charges. For violations a patient individuals may contact CMS (available at 800-985-3059, 8am-8pm ET seven days a week; TTY: 800-985-3059

At CTSI, we are happy to submit in writing fees to those patients who are self pay, and also to anyone who wishes. If you have any questions or any concerns, please feel free to call our office. 347 273 1290. Thank you.