KS | The Insurance Commissioner of Kansas extends the Consumer Alert regarding improper charges for COVID-19 testing.
Examples of improper charges include:
Example 1: Due to exhibiting symptoms, consumer was advised to get a COVID-19 test and went through a drive thru testing center. The consumer was not billed for the test but did receive a bill for a provider fee. This was not a permissible charge.
Example 2: Consumer was not feeling well and visited their doctor. The doctor ordered a COVID-19 test, which came back positive. Because the visit to the doctor was connected to the diagnostic test for COVID-19 the consumer should not have been billed for that visit.