Good Faith Estimate
The Good Faith Estimate (GFE) tool is meant to be a simple and easy tool to obtain an estimate on anesthesia timed services. The tool does not estimate pain blocks or post-op pain procedures as they did not fall in the scope of “Good Faith Estimates” due to the procedures being a case-by-case need. You will need the CPT procedure code(s) provided by your surgeon and the estimated length of time in minutes the surgery will take. If multiple procedures will be needed one will have to look up each CPT one-by-one and then add them together for the full anesthesia estimate.
The only boxes on the GFE tool that require attention are:
- Anesthesia time in minutes (Cell B4)
- CPT (Cell B5)
- Estimated cost for the service to share on GFE (E9)