The No Surprises Act is a federal law that protects patients from surprise billing and other practices that result in financial burdens for patients. While most of this law does not impact private dentistry, the law’s requirements regarding transparency of health care costs could apply to private dental offices, based on the patient being treated. The links below have information and sample forms to help your practice deliver care to your patient, while complying with the No Surprises Act.
ADA Information on No Surprises Act
Find out how does the No Surprises Act, which gives consumers new billing protections when getting emergency care, nonemergency care from out-of-network providers at in-network facilities, and air ambulance services from out-of-network providers affect dentists.
Federal No Surprises Act May Affect Dentists
While the federal No Surprises Act requirements pertaining to balance billing largely do not apply to private dental offices, the law’s requirements regarding transparency of health care costs could apply to private dental offices depending on the type of patient being provided a service.
Good Faith Estimate for Dental Care Items and Services Form
Available in Microsoft Word format, this form allows dentists to provide a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of dental care items and services necessary to treat a patient.
Notice of Uninsured/Self-Pay Patient’s Right to Good Faith Estimate
Dental offices must give patients who don’t have certain types of dental coverage or who are not using certain types of dental coverage an total cost estimate for dental items and services.