No Surprise Billing Act

Effective 1/1/2022

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.   Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.


You are also protected from balanced billing (sometimes called “surprise billing”) in certain circumstances.  When you get emergency care or are treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from balance billing. OMS practices are not included in IFRs definition of health care facility.