Effective January 1, 2022, Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, requires health care providers and healthcare facilities to provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for items and services to individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services.
- The Good Faith Estimate is just that: an estimate, as actual services or charges may differ. The spirit of the law is to provide clients with transparency in pricing.
- Good Faith Estimate is an estimate and not a contract and does not create an obligation for clients to receive services from a LifeWorks provider.
- A Good Faith Estimate may be revised based on information newly gathered from the client at the initial meeting or ongoing treatment, which indicates a better sense of symptoms, likely diagnoses, and/or severity.
- The provider may recommend additional services that are not reflected in this estimate and need to be scheduled separately.
- Should LifeWorks fees change during the course of the year, an updated Good Faith Estimate will be provided.
- A Good Faith Estimate is only for the cost of a psychotherapy session and does not include other Non-Covered Services including but not limited to collateral communication, legal, or court fees.
- The information provided in the Good Faith Estimate is only an estimate, as actual items, services, or charges may differ. For example, LifeWorks is not responsible for misquotes by insurance companies.
- The client has the right to engage in a dispute resolution process if the actual costs of services significantly exceed those listed in the Good Faith Estimate.
- A printable copy of The Good Faith Estimate can be found under the Client Forms tab.