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No Surprises Act

Below is the "Standard Notice” that I am required by the federal government, as a healthcare provider, to post.  With regard to mental health, it is quite difficult to estimate how many sessions you may need to accomplish your goals, therefore the estimate includes “TBD" (To Be Determined) in the “Total Estimated Cost” box.  If my session fee increases, you will be given 3 months notice.  As stated in my informed consent that each client signs, a client will be charged $140 for a Late Cancellation (less than 24 hours) and a No Show. In these 2 circumstances, the card on file will be automatically charged.


“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”

Under the No Surprises Act


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 services.


  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.


  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose     for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.


  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.


  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.


For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 704-796-1918.

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