I value spending time with patients and this arrangement allows me the freedom to provide services. Payment in full is required at the time of service.
As a courtesy to you, FitZone Health LLC will electronically submit claims to your insurance company for reimbursement if requested. The patient is responsible for verifying their out-of-network physical therapy insurance benefits.
Getting cost estimates before you get care if you’re uninsured or self-pay
Beginning January 1, 2022, if you’re uninsured or don’t plan to submit your claim to your health plan, health care providers and facilities must provide you with a “good faith estimate” of expected charges before you get an item or service. The good faith estimate isn’t a bill.
Providers and facilities must give you a good faith estimate if you ask for one, or when you schedule an item or service. It should include expected charges for the primary item or service you’re getting, and any other items or services provided as part of the same scheduled experience.
For example, if you’re getting surgery, the good faith estimate could include the cost of the surgery, any lab services or tests, and the anesthesia used during the operation. But in some instances, items or services related to the surgery that are scheduled separately, like pre-surgery appointments or physical therapy in the weeks after the surgery, might not be included in the estimate.
In 2022, the estimate isn’t required to include items and services provided to you by another provider or facility, but you can ask these providers or facilities for a separate estimate. In 2023, the provider or facility will be required to provide co-provider or co-facility cost information.
Note: You could be charged more than the estimate if you get additional items or services during your visit or procedure that your doctor didn’t anticipate.
What to expect from a good faith estimate
Providers and facilities must give you:
Disputing charges higher than the estimate
Once you get your good faith estimate from your provider or facility, keep it in a safe place so you can compare it to bills you get later.
If you get the bill and the charges are at least $400 above the good faith estimate, you may be eligible to start a patient-provider dispute.
For help with surprise bills