Good Faith Estimate
Beginning January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133) will go into effect. The law includes new requirements for health care providers, facilities, health plans and insurers which are intended to prevent consumers (a.k.a. patients) from receiving unanticipated medical bills. Part 2 regulations on good faith estimates requires all health care providers and health care facilities licensed, certified or approved by the state to provide good faith estimates of expected charges for services offered to uninsured and self-pay patients. This means beginning January 1, 2022, LCSWs must provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for services within specific timeframes to uninsured or private pay current and future patients. These new regulations set forth specific requirements for what these good faith estimates must contain and add to LCSW providers’ recordkeeping responsibilities.