Tag Archives: COVID-19

Out-of-Network COVID-19 Test Cost is higher than the commercial price

Out-of-Network COVID-19 Test Cost is higher than the commercial price

According to a new report provider prices for out-of-network COVID-19 tests are higher than the average cost of in-network tests. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is calling on the government to stop price gouging after finding provider prices for out-of-network COVID-19 tests far exceeded the average cost of in-network tests. In a report released late […]

COVID-19 payment and telehealth flexibilities Updates

COVID-19 Payment and Telehealth Flexibilities Updates

The department of Health and Human Services has extended the national public health emergency declared for pandemic, as a part of their work to support frontline healthcare providers who are fighting with COVID-19. It also extended COVID-19 payment and regulatory flexibilities granted during the period. HHS has implemented vital Telehealth payment and coverage flexibilities during […]

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Steps to resume Optometry practice during Covid-19

The COVID-19’s outbreak all over the country has created unusual interruption to the profession and enforced optometrists to impose rapid practice management and clinical decisions. Number of ODs closed their practices for a short period of time owing to COVID-19, on the other hand, other practitioners’ makeshift with very urgent appointments and Telehealth optometry. Now, […]