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Guidance on Good Faith Estimates and the Patient-Provider Dispute Resolution (PPDR) Process for People without Insurance or Who Plan to Pay for the Costs Themselves

Guidance for the uninsured (or self-pay) individual on specific requirements and information about the good faith estimate (GFE) and the patient-provider dispute resolution (PPDR) process.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: December 21, 2021

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