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Tests for the coronavirus are supposed to be complimentary. And, typically, they are. But sometimes … things take place. Here’s how to keep those things from occurring to you
New York Times press reporter Sarah Kliff has actually been asking readers to send in their COVID-testing expenses She’s now seen hundreds of them, and she diminished for us the most typical ways things can go sideways, and how to prevent them.
First off, she said: “I don’t desire individuals to believe, ‘Holy crap, I need to simply not get tested for coronavirus due to the fact that it’s going to cost me a lots of money.’ You definitely should. And the odds are that you will not get a surprise costs, and it will cost absolutely no dollars.” Still, if only 2%of individuals end up with a surprise expense and a million individuals a day are getting coronavirus tests, that’s a great deal of surprise bills, she noted.
Kliff’s top idea is to prevent getting a test in an emergency room, where you might get charged a “center fee” that your insurance coverage doesn’t cover.
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