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No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimates

In compliance with the No Surprises Act that went into effect January 1, 2022, All clients receiving healthcare services are required by thier providers to notify all clients of their Federal rights and protections against “surprise billing”.

This Act requires that clients are notified of their federally protected rights to receive a notification when services are rendered by a non-participating provider and provide options to receive care from an in-network provider if one is available.

DISCLOSURE NO SURPRISE BILL ACT

These rights are also outlined at https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/ and  https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers/new-protections-for-you .

Clients Using In-Network Insurance:
The Act will require Good Faith Estimates of the cost of services for the duration of treatment later this year after the Federal government issues further guidance.

Clients Forgoing Use of Their Insurance or Uninsured:
a Good Faith Estimate will be offered before the first session is held. To receive services from this office, Good Faith Estimate Agreement is required. You are under no obligation to sign it, but treatment services will be declined and referrals will be offered to meet your clinical needs.

Good Faith Estimate of Service Cost:
Ongoing communication regarding your Good Faith Estimate of Service cost will take place routinely as your treatment status is evaluated and reviewed. One’s length of treatment cannot be determined as there are many clinical variables involved (ie: speed of response, frequency, the severity of the condition, changing goals, etc) as well as additional unexpected recommendations.  Please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

If at any time financial constraints occur, please discuss these concerns to discuss budgeting options. Clients always have the right to discontinue therapy at any time

Good Faith Estimates will be reviewed minimum on a yearly basis but can also be updated throughout the year when major changes in treatment costs change or anytime.

Kontos Psychotherapy LCSW PC is committed to working with clients to ensure accurate billing. Please call the Billing Department and/or speak to the Director at 631-592-2179 during business hours if you have any concerns with a bill you have received.