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The CMS last week issued new guidance to clarify some of its coverage requirement policies. Specifically, the updated guidance requires insurers to cover testing even if a patient is showing no symptoms of infection and prohibits them from requiring prior authorization for testing. For instance, individuals who want to get tested before going on a trip or visiting a vulnerable relative would be able to do so without having to pay out of pocket. Health insurers will still be able to refuse coverage if the test is for employment purposes and the individual has no suspected exposure or symptoms.
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Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.