IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS WHO DON’T HAVE INSURANCE OR WHO ARE NOT USING THEIR INSURANCE
Under a new law, self-pay patients have a right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of the total expected cost of non-emergency medical services and items, which may include medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital or ASC fees.
If you are an eligible self-pay patient, you will receive a Good Faith Estimate after scheduling your item or service, or you can request one before you schedule your item or service.
You should save a copy of your Good Faith Estimate, as you can dispute a bill that is more than $400 higher than your Good Faith Estimate.
Podiatry Associates Northwest is not required to provide a Good Faith Estimate if you are insured, or if the service or item is provided within 3 days of scheduling it. The estimate can change based on new or corrected information regarding your diagnoses, condition and medical needs.
Podiatry Associates Northwest does not provide an estimate of costs for any service or item not provided by Podiatry Associates Northwest or Vascular & Surgical Care Northwest. Please contact other facilities, laboratories and other providers if you require a Good Faith Estimate for those items or services, even if ordered by one of our physicians.
Call our billing office at (360) 259-0547 if you are a self-pay patient with questions about Good Faith Estimates.