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.