Dear Current And Potential Future Clients,
Congress enacted a “No Surprises Act” which went into effect 1/1/2022. The act is described as “new federal protections against surprise medical bills. Surprise medical bills arise when insured consumers inadvertently receive care from out-of-network hospitals, doctors, or other providers they did not choose” (please see https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/no-surprises-act-implementation-what-to-expect-in-2022/).
It is highly unlikely this could effect our work together. There will be no situation in which you would “inadvertently” receive care from me or with no choice.
If we currently work together, you are already aware of my charges and your costs. If you are considering working with me, this Act suggests I might need to provide you with a diagnosis before we even meet, which of course would be both unethical and impossible without a meaningful evaluation of your circumstances.
Rest assured that I will be as transparent with you about the costs of the services we agree on together. You will have “no surprises” here. This transparency is required by ethical standards by which I have abided for the many years I have been in practice, and simply because it is necessary for us to work well together.
In the meantime, you may certainly ask me about any costs about which you may be unsure, and you will be provided clear information.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any related questions.