Good Faith Estimate

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

Under the No Surprises Act implemented in January of 2022, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for psychotherapy services. Clients have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the anticipated costs for non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy. Clients of Dr. Louis Hoffman can request a Good Faith Estimate before you begin psychotherapy or at any time during the treatment. Good Faith Estimates are typically issued on an annual basis (i.e., provided one-time a year for the estimated costs of the year). If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.