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Insurance coverage summary for Abbott ID Now Rapid Molecular Covid-19 test


Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark, Medicare, Tricare, Humana

  • Requires Tele-Med appointment before scheduling Rapid Test
  • No cost to patient for either Tele-Med appointment or Rapid Test


Personal Choice, Keystone Health Plan East, Independence Blue Cross, Amerihealth, Independence Administrators, Aetna, Cigna, United HealthCare (commercial)

  • Requires Tele-Med before scheduling Rapid Test
  • No cost to patient for Tele-Med appointment
  • $79 out of pocket cost to patient for Rapid Test
  • Payment required prior to scheduling Rapid Test


Medicaid (Keystone First, Health Partners, Aetna Better Health, UHC Community Plan)

  • Generally, Rapid Test is not covered
  • Medicaid patients may not pay out of pocket for Rapid Test
  • Generally, only PCR Test is covered
  • Requires Tele-Med appointment before scheduling PCR Test

Self Pay

Patients with no insurance or who elect not to bill insurance (EXCEPT Medicaid pts)

  • No prior Tele-Med appointment required
  • Patient can directly schedule Rapid Test
  • $159 fee, paid by patient, for cost of appointment and Rapid Test; Payment is required at time of scheduling

All patients (other than self-pay patients) are required to schedule a telemedicine consultation with one of our providers before scheduling a Rapid Covid-19 Test.

Generally, all patients are entitled to receive a no cost PCR Covid-19 Test (NOT RAPID TEST), following a no cost telemedicine consultation, as most insurance companies have waived all deductible and copay costs.*  Additionally, if you are uninsured, upon signing an attestation, the federal government will cover your costs for a PCR Covid-19 Test.

DISCLAIMER: This is an informal, non-binding summary of anticipated insurance coverage parameters related to the Molecular Rapid Covid-19 Test and related services, and is not a formal determination of coverage or a guaranty of any services. This summary was not provided or approved by any insurance company. You are required to confirm with your insurer to determine your specific coverages and benefits. Insurance companies have the right to deny coverage based on their policies and rules.
*Ultimate coverage determinations and out of pocket costs for all tests and services are subject to a medical necessity assessment, provider recommendation, and/or insurance benefit plan terms. Some insurers have expressly excluded coverage for Covid testing and removed co-pay waivers based on individual patient factual circumstances related to receiving the test/service (e.g., convenience, surveillance, travel, employment screening, or public health purposes).