The federal "No Surprises Act" (NSA) went into effect on 1/1/2022. Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan of coverage or Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a "Notice" and “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) of expected charges. Please note that Dr. Locascio provides all patients an exact fee for services (i.e., not an estimate) prior to scheduling. Dr. Locascio is an out-of-network provider and does NOT submit any paperwork, bills, or claims directly to insurers on behalf of patients.
The NSA does not clearly specify whether provisions apply when a patient has health insurance, receives services from an out-of-network provider in a private practice setting, and intends to submit a claim to insurance for reimbursement. Until further guidance emerges, the Notice and GFE are below and will be provided to all patients.
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