According to the Governor's Insurance Emergency Response Order:
'First-Dollar Coverage of COVID-19 Screening and Testing: To ensure that cost does not create a barrier for consumers receiving medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19, I direct all health insurance carriers to make these services available with no deductible, copayment, or other cost sharing of any kind, or any prior authorization requirement, including all associated costs such as processing fees and clinical evaluations. I appreciate the proactive measures taken by those carriers that are already doing so on their own initiative. Patients may be encouraged to visit their primary care practitioners or other network providers for screening visits, but the only situation in which carriers will be permitted to impose out-of-network charges is when the enrollee was offered the service in-network without additional delay but chose instead to visit an out-of-network provider or be tested by an out-of-network laboratory.'
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