Part 2: The Federal No Surprises Act


ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00

Course Description

Part 2 will focus on the Good Faith Estimate requirement (GFE), which is part of the federal NSA. All physicians and healthcare professionals are required to provide cost estimates to uninsured patients or patients who choose to pay out-of-pocket for services. 

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Circumstances when a good faith estimate must be provided
  • The format and content of a good faith estimate, and who is responsible for preparing the estimate
  • Understanding the “good faith” part of the GFE requirement

Target Audience

ISMS members and their staffs

Additional information


The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.

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Lila Valinoti

Lila ValinotiLila Valinoti is the Assistant Vice President of Health Policy Research and Education at the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) and has over 25 years’ experience in health policy development and helping physicians understand how legislative and regulatory changes may affect their practices.



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