How To Avoid A Surprise Bill For a COVID Test?

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team6 Apr 2022
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How to avoid a surprise bill when receiving COVID-19 testing?

The CARES Act and Families First Coronavirus Relief Act are supposed to ensure free COVID-19 testing for everybody, including people without insurance. 

However, research indicates that this has not always been the case. There have been numerous instances where patients experienced high out-of-pocket fees ranging anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for receiving COVID-19 testing. 

Castlight estimates that 2.4% of all coronavirus testing bills lump a share of the costs to consumers, which means there could be millions of patients facing fees they did not expect.

To understand what you might have to pay, see our analysis of coronavirus testing costs at the top urgent care in the United States.


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