No Surprises Act Notice

(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)


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.

See the next page for your cost estimate.

Estimate of what you could pay

Patient name: 

Out-of-network provider(s) or facility name: Patrick Grugan, LCSW

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 Patrick Grugan at 215 399-6215.
  • Questions about your rights? Contact: ​State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, (717) 783-1389, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649; ST-SOCIALWORK@PA.GOV

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 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 (select all that apply):

  • Patrick Grugan, LCSW

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 January 1, 2022, 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.

Patient’s signature


Guardian authorized representative’s signature

Print name of patient

Print name of guardian/authorized representative

Date and time of signature

Date and time of signature

Take a picture and/or keep a copy of this form.

It contains important information about your rights and protections.

Patrick Grugan, LCSW
220 W. Walnut Lane, #2D, Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 399-6215

FEDERAL TAX ID: 84-2533563
NPI#: 1952843732

More details about your estimate

Patient name: ______________________________

Date of Birth: _______________________________

Diagnosis: Z65.9 Problem related to unspecified psychosocial circumstances

Out-of-network provider(s) or facility name: Patrick Grugan, LCSW

The amount below is only an estimate; it isn’t an offer or contract for services. This estimate shows the full estimated costs of the items or services listed. It doesn’t include any information about what your health plan may cover. This means that the final cost of services may be different than this estimate.

Contact your health plan to find out how much, if any, your plan will pay and how much you may have to pay.


Client Name: _____________________________________________________

Date of Service (If Known)Service code
(CPT Code)
DescriptionFee for Service* (Number of Sessions Will Be Determined as We Progress)
90791Initial Diagnostic Evaluation$145
90834Psychotherapy, 38-52 minutes$145
90837Psychotherapy ≥ 53 minutes$170
90839Psychotherapy for a Crisis (30-74 minutes)$145
+90840Psychotherapy for a Crisis
(add on code for each additional 30 mins)
98966-98968Telephone Assessment & ManagementProrated based on the amount of time spent at hourly rate
98970-98972Online Digital Evaluation & Mgt
(Responding to Email & Text Messages)
Prorated based on the amount of time spent at hourly rate
Cancelation FeeYour Therapist Requires a 24-Hour Cancellation Fee$50
Production of RecordsRecords Search and ReproductionProrated based on the amount of time spent at hourly rate
Legal FeesReport, Letters, and Administrative FormsProrated based on the amount of time spent at hourly rate
Total Estimate:This Good Faith Estimate explains your therapist’s rate for each service provided. Your therapist will collaborate with you throughout your treatment to determine how many sessions and/or services you may need to receive the greatest benefit based on your diagnosis(es)/presenting clinical concerns.

Please note that Place of Service (in office vs. telemental health) is not delineated above since the charges are identical.

*Please note that I offer a sliding scale, and if using that scale, your fee could be substantially less.