Hospitals are required to post a list of standard charges on their website for items and services provided at the hospital. The list of standardized charges are uniformly applied to all patients, however the total charges may vary from patient to patient depending upon the services provided as a result of the patient’s medical condition and any necessary accommodation provided.
While the list of standardized charges is specific to the Hospital, it fails to provide the true cost (patient out of pocket liability) for a procedure as the patient’s balance due will be determined by various characteristics of a patient’s health insurance, such as if the Hospital is “in or out of network” and the deductible, copay and/or coinsurance requirements of a patient’s health insurance plan.
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Explanation of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
The Gene Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test is a, real-time RT-PCR test intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from the SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens on the Cepheid.
COVID-19/ Flu A/B Combo, LIAT
The cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B Nucleic acid test for use on the cobas® Liat® System is a multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that detects and differentiates SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and influenza B in 20 minutes from a single nasal sample and in just one test.
The Applied Biosystems TaqPath (Thermo Fisher) COVID-19 Combo Kit is a fast, highly sensitive multiplex diagnostic solution for the real-time PCR detection of RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus.