No Surprise Billing
Know Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills
You should NEVER be surprised by a medical bill. The federal No Surprise Billing Act aims to protect you from surprise medical bills. The bill gives you the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate. This means you have the right to have someone explain how much your medical care will cost.
Good Faith Estimate:
Under law Star Community Health needs to provide patients, who are uninsured or underinsured, an estimate of their medical bills for services received.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total cost of any non-emergency service. This includes costs for medical tests, prescriptions, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure you ask your Star Community Health providers for a written Good Faith Estimate before you schedule any appointments.
If you receive a bill that is $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate you have the right to dispute the bill.
For additional Good Faith Estimate or No Surprise Billing questions please reach out Star Community Health’s Financial Counselors 484-503-7827 or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.