Testing for COVID-19

Insurance Firm to Waive Co-Pays and Deductibles

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma members will have co-payments and deductibles waived for COVID-19 testing.

TULSA–Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma members will have access to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and prescribed by health providers.

Effective immediately, the insurance company will not require preauthorization and will not apply members’ co-pays or deductibles for testing to diagnose COVID-19 when medically necessary and consistent with CDC guidelines, a statement said.
“We are committed to helping our members, employer customers and our own employees stay informed about COVID-19 and assisting those who might be affected,” said Dr. Joseph Cunningham, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

 “We are closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 and stand ready to assist doctors, hospitals and federal, state and local public health organizations in serving our members, our community and employees.”

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