Under the federal No Surprises Act, health care practitioners need to give patients who do not have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
Good Faith Estimates provided by OAG reflect the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your anesthesia care. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created.
Need a Good Faith Estimate? Call the Quote Line.
Good Faith Estimates do not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during your procedure. This means you could be charged more if complications, special monitoring, or supplemental post-operative pain management is needed.
If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute the bill. You may contact the OAG patient billing office at (503) 972-7103 to let us know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask us to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate or ask if there is financial assistance available.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate you can dispute the bill using the federal Patient-Provider Dispute Process (PPDR).
To learn more about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the PPDR, visit the CMS site that provides consumer information about the No Surprises Act: https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers. Their email address is: FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.
If you receive a Good Faith Estimate keep it in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.