Good Faith Estimate
The No Surprises Act
Navigating the “Good Faith Estimate” at Lifespan
At Lifespan, our commitment to transparent, patient-centric care is paramount. Our approach is aligned with the most current healthcare regulations, including the provision of the “Good Faith Estimate” as required by the No Surprises Act. This act mandates the availability of clear and upfront cost information to empower our patients in making informed decisions about their healthcare needs.
What is a “Good Faith Estimate”?
A “Good Faith Estimate” provides an estimate of the expected costs associated with the healthcare services our patients might receive. It includes a breakdown of the anticipated charges, allowing our patients to understand the costs involved in their treatment, mitigating the risk of unexpected medical bills, and fostering financial transparency.
When Will You Receive a “Good Faith Estimate”?
Patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance, and even those who are using insurance, will receive a “Good Faith Estimate” before the delivery of non-emergency services, ensuring clarity on the financial aspects of the services provided.
What does it Include?
The “Good Faith Estimate” encompasses:
- A detailed description of the expected services.
- The anticipated cost of these services.
- Any potential billing codes associated with the services.
- Clarity on whether the provided estimate is not a guarantee, as the actual costs may vary based on the actual services rendered.
At Lifespan, we are dedicated to providing our patients with a seamless and stress-free experience, allowing them to focus entirely on their psychological well-being. We ensure every patient is well-informed about the financial aspects of their care, promoting a trusting and reassuring environment.
Our administrative team is always available to answer any queries related to the “Good Faith Estimate,” discussing the financial aspects of your care, and clarifying any uncertainties you may have about your treatment plan and the associated costs.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need further assistance with understanding your “Good Faith Estimate,” please feel free to contact us. Our team is here to guide you through every step of your journey with Lifespan, ensuring your experience is transparent, supportive, and focused on your mental and emotional well-being.