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Heath Care Pricing Transparency and Consumer Rights: Good faith estimate

"Good Faith Estimate" from health care providers

  • PROs:
    • Works well for procedures, diagnostic tests, etc. which are scheduled in advance
    • Protects the consumer against bills that are $400 or more over the estimate
    • Shows medical billing codes, which you may use to price shop with competing providers
    • Generally provided with quick turnaround time
    • Widely available
  • CONs:
    • Not intended for emergency or urgent care services