Compliant good faith estimates for uninsured ambulatory care patients

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The No Surprises Act required that healthcare facilities and providers give good faith estimates (GFEs) to uninsured and self-pay patients starting January 1, 2022. To provide guidance about GFEs for healthcare facilities (which include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (LALs), Tribal/Urban Indian Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), hospitals, hospital outpatient departments, critical access hospitals, and Title X Family Planning Clinics) and healthcare providers who serve uninsured and self-pay patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) produced the first of a series of FAQs on December 21, 2021.[1]

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