"Coronavirus tests...surprise bills come anyway."

September 17, 2020 Family Friends,Health Wellness

Coronavirus tests are supposed to be free. The surprise bills come anyway.
Congress sought to ensure that patients would not face costs connected to the virus. But rules are not always being followed.

Sarah Goldstone got a coronavirus test in Massachusetts after her health insurer said it was “waiving cost sharing for COVID-19 testing-related visits.”

Amanda Bowes, a health policy analyst in Maryland, got hers because she knew a new federal law should make coronavirus testing free for insured patients like

Kelly Daisley had one after seeing New York City’s ads offering free tests. “Do it for them,” says one bus shelter ad near her home, showing a happy family.

All three were surprised when their health insurers said that they were responsible for a significant chunk of their bills — in Daisley’s case, as much as $2,718.

READ more at: https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus/2020/09/09/surprise-coronavirus-test-bills

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