Good Faith Estimates and the "No Surprises Act"
Good Faith Estimate
Beginning January 1, 2022, federal laws regulating client care have been updated to include the “No Surprises” Act. This Act requires health care practitioners to provide current and potential clients a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) on the cost of treatment.
Please see this PDF for your rights and protections under the No Surprises Act.
This new regulation is designed to provide transparency to patients regarding their expected medical expenses and to protect them from surprises when they receive their medical bills. It allows patients to understand how much their health care will cost before they receive services.
There are a number of factors that make It challenging to provide an estimate on how long it will take for a client to complete therapeutic treatment, and much depends on the individual client and their goals in seeking therapy. Some clients are satisfied with a reduction in symptoms while others continue longer because it feels beneficial to do so. Others begin to schedule less frequently, and may continue to come in for “tune ups” or when issues arise. Ultimately, as the client, it is your decision when to stop therapy.
When you make your appointment, we will verbally provide you with a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). In addition, this estimate will be available to you in writing and you can access it through the Simple Practice portal. If you are a current client, we will be providing you with a GFE as well.
We have provided current session fees, projected for a 12 month period with differing levels of sessions scheduled.
Good Faith Estimate Details for Individual Clients
Individual 53-minute session $155
Weekly 53-minute sessions for 50 weeks $7750
Bi-weekly 53-minute sessions for 50 weeks $3850
The above examples are provided to give an idea of the financial expectations for a calendar year. The frequency and duration are dependent on your individual needs and goals. As a client of our practice, you will be receiving an estimate that is more personal to you.
I look forward to talking with you and answering any questions you may have about the “No Surprises” Act and Good Faith Estimates.
You are welcome to find a provider who is in-network with your insurance. In this case, the cost to you may be less out of pocket.