Good Faith Estimate
As of January 1, 2022, the federal government requires all health providers including therapists to furnish patients and clients with a “Good Faith Estimate” of what out-of-network treatment may cost, as an effort toward consumer protection through the “No Surprises” Act.
I respect and honor your rights as my clients, and want to be direct and forthright about all aspects of your care with me, especially financial cost to you.
Therapy, unlike many medical procedures, is not an exact science. It is a process of healing and support that is tailored to each individual’s particular needs, issues, and situation; it is collaborative between each therapist and client; and the treatment plan can and often does change during the process.
The Good Faith Estimate I can provide begins with my appropriate fee for service, and a range of sessions based on our average treatment length (typically between 12 - 36 sessions). The range may vary depending on issues, diagnoses, and need. You will receive a Good Faith Estimate between 1-3 business days before your first session, depending on when you first initiate treatment with me.
Please be aware that extenuating or unexpected circumstances can occur during treatment, such as uncovering trauma or new life circumstances, that would extend the length of treatment. You have a right to an updated Good Faith Estimate should the estimated scope of work change. You also have the right to terminate treatment at any time.
If you are billed for $400 or more than the Good Faith Estimate, you have a right to dispute that bill. The Good Faith Estimate is not a contract with me, and is only meant to be an estimate of possible charges.
For more information on your rights, the dispute process, and the “No Surprises” Act, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises.