You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” or GFE explaining how much your health care will cost effective January 1, 2022 in accordance with the “No Surprises” legislation. Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill before those services are provided. You have the right to receive a GFE for the total expected cost of mental healthcare items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services.
- If you schedule at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your provider or facility provides a GFE in writing no later than one business day after the date of scheduling.
- If you schedule at least 10 business days before the appointment date, make sure your provider or facility provides a GFE no later than 3 business days after scheduling.
- You can also ask Relationships Matter LLC for a GFE before or without scheduling. Make sure you get a GFE in writing within three business days after your request. If you do not schedule, a new GFE must be provided with above timelines.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any service indicated in the GFE, you can dispute the bill.
Counseling is a bit different that we can’t necessarily provide and estimate of how long treatment takes to fully address a relationship, emotional, behavioral, and other concerns. There are too many possibilities, some which may only emerge during counseling, to quantify what each couple, family, or individual needs over time. Also at our practice, clients pay each week based on the set fee.
Here is an example to consider regarding couples counseling. In this example, these fees would not count towards your deductible for a health plan.
- 6 months of 70 minutes couples counseling at $150/session would be $3900.
-12 months of 70 minutes couples counseling would be $7800.