The No Surprises Act was enacted in 2020 with the goal of protecting patients from unexpected bills for healthcare services, such as charges for out-of-network emergency care. Many of its provisions do not apply directly to us as the providers at Cove Mountain Counseling or to you as our patients. However, beginning January 1, 2022, each provider is required to provide you with a good faith estimate of the cost of their services if you are self pay or are out of network for your insurance company. Please ask your individual therapist for a good faith estimate of the cost of your therapy with them. The law requires that you, the patient, be informed of the availability of a good faith estimate and that such a form be given to you 3 days prior to the first appointment and upon request. If there are changes in fees to you, the patient, then a new good faith estimate must be provided.