No Surprises Act
If you were like me, you were surprised to hear about the No Surprises Act (ironic, right?). While I am no expert on it, I have listed some resources below as we all figure out how to navigate it.
My understanding is that the No Surprises Act Disclosure needs to be posted on our websites (if you have one) and in our offices. You will also review it verbally and provide a written copy (in the appropriate language) to the client.
The Good Faith Estimate (GFE) is IN ADDITION to your informed consent and must be provided to all out-of-pocket clients. If it is an out-of-pocket client, you will need to have them sign the form waiving the right to use insurance ("to pay more for out-of-network services")
It is best practice to have the client sign the GFE. It needs to be kept in the client's file AND a copy needs to be accessible to the client (or provided to them within 3 days of request).
This applies ALL mental health providers and this phase is for clients who are paying out-of-pocket for services. The next phase will be for insurance clients.
*I am not an attorney nor am I an expert on this topic. This information is directly from webinars by attorneys.