No Surprises Act
Standard Notice and Consent Document
Surprise Billing Protection Form
The purpose of this document is to let you know about your protections from unexpected medical bills. It also asks whether you would like to give up those protections and pay more for out-of-network care.
IMPORTANT: You aren’t required to sign this form and shouldn’t sign it if you didn’t have a choice of health care provider when you received care. You can choose to get care from a provider or facility in your health plan’s network, which may cost you less.
If you’d like assistance with this document, ask your provider or a patient advocate. Take a picture and/or keep a copy of this form for your records.
You’re getting this notice because this provider or facility isn’t in your health plan’s network. This means the provider or facility doesn’t have an agreement with your plan.
Getting care from this provider or facility could cost you more.
If your plan covers the item or service you’re getting, federal law protects you from higher bills:
• When you get emergency care from out-of-network providers and facilities, or
• When an out-of-network provider treats you at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center without your knowledge or consent.
Ask your health care provider or patient advocate if you need help knowing if these protections apply to you. If you sign this form, you may pay more because:
• You are giving up your protections under the law.
• You may owe the full costs billed for items and services received.
• Your health plan might not count any of the amount you pay towards your deductible and out-of-pocket limit. Contact your health plan for more information.
You shouldn’t sign this form if you didn’t have a choice of providers when receiving care. For example, if a doctor was assigned to you with no opportunity to make a change. Before deciding whether to sign this form, you can contact your health plan to find an in-network provider or facility. If there isn’t one, your health plan might work out an agreement with this provider or facility, or another one.
Estimate of what you could pay
Total cost estimate of what you may be asked to pay: It is your ethical right to determine your goals for treatment and how long you would like to remain in therapy unless you are pursuing mandatory treatment. Please see the breakdown of possible fees on page four.
• Review your detailed estimate. See page four for a cost estimate for each item or service.
• Call your health plan. Your plan may have better information about how much of these services are reimbursable.
• Questions about this notice and estimate? Call the CenterPointe billing department for more information regarding this form, your potential financial obligation, payment plan options, or to request your provider join your insurance company network: 402-475-8717 x143
Prior authorization or other care management limitations
Except in an emergency, your health plan may require prior authorization (or other limitations) for certain items and services. This means you may need your plan’s approval that it will cover an item or service before you get them. If prior authorization is required, ask your health plan about what information is necessary to get coverage.
More information about your rights and protections
Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under federal law.
By signing, I give up my federal consumer protections and agree I might pay more for out-of-network care.
With my signature, I am saying that I agree to get the items or services from the following:
• CenterPointe’s outpatient care providers including: Therapists, Psychiatric Providers or Primary Care Providers
• CenterPointe’s residential facilities including Campus for Hope, Community Transitions, or Adult Residential
• CenterPointe’s Day Rehabilitation program at MidPointe With my signature, I acknowledge that I am consenting of my own free will and am not being coerced or pressured. I also understand that: • I’m giving up some consumer billing protections under Federal law.
• I may get a bill for the full charges for these items and services or have to pay out-of-network cost- sharing under my health plan.
• I was given a written notice on the date that this form was signed explaining that my provider or facility isn’t in my health plan’s network, the estimated cost of services, and what I may owe if I agree to be treated by this provider or facility.
• I got the notice either on paper or electronically, consistent with my choice.
• I fully and completely understand that some or all amounts I pay might not count toward my health plan’s deductible or out-of-pocket limit.
• I can end this agreement by notifying the provider or facility in writing before getting services.
IMPORTANT: You don’t have to sign this form. But if you don’t sign, this provider or facility might not treat you.