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The risk of COVID persists, but state and federal policies that protected patients from testing costs have expired. So be sure to talk with your patients about what their respiratory panel might cost.

Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in members who saw their healthcare provider for a respiratory illness and paid a lot for what they thought was a simple test. Depending on their benefit structure, some are finding they owe way more than they expected.

Respiratory panels are often necessary — and even requested by patients who think they may have the flu or COVID. But patients should understand broadly that there are associated costs, even for seemingly simple swabs, so they can make informed decisions.

When you offer respiratory testing options to your patients, be sure to remind them that testing could have a significant impact on their deductible and out-of-pocket costs.
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