The question of who pays for COVID testing is getting more complicated
How many tests will be covered by an insurer, and how often? What if someone without symptoms wants a test for their own peace of mind?
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News|July 22, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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In advance of an upcoming road trip with her elderly parents, Wendy Epstein’s physician agreed it would be “prudent” for her and her kids to get tested for COVID-19.
Seeing the tests as a “medical need,” the doctor said insurance would likely pay for them, with no out-of-pocket cost to Epstein. But her children’s pediatrician said the test would count as a screening test — since the children were not showing symptoms — and she would probably have to foot the bill herself.
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