HNL News

December 06, 2022

Oncomine Myeloid Assay Coming Soon!

Myeloid malignancies are clonal diseases with multiple known genetic mutations. Genomic sequencing is advantageous in the classification and treatment of these diseases and can now be performed with a single test.

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November 18, 2022

RSV Surge Continues, Putting Infants at Risk

Cases of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, are surging in the United States at rates far higher and earlier than expected. RSV-associated hospitalizations have more than doubled compared to last season¹. Download RSV| The Surge Continues, Putting Infants at Risk Infographic
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November 17, 2022

A Day in the Life of an HNL Lab Medicine Courier

Are you curious about what a day in the life of an HNL Lab Medicine Courier is like?   
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November 14, 2022

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is responsible for the highest number of cancer deaths with an estimated 130,180 deaths each year¹.

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November 10, 2022

World Diabetes Day

Over 34 million Americans have diabetes, there is a good chance that you or someone you know is living with diabetes¹. But what about people who don’t know?
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Coronavirus Disease

COVID-19 Patient Billing

COVID-19 Patient Billing

HNL Lab Medicine will continue to process claims according to insurance policy. Patients may start to receive statements based on updated payor policies.

| COVID-19 Billing FAQs | COVID-19 Billing FAQs

Am I responsible for COVID-19 testing charges if I am uninsured?

As of March 22, 2022, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will no longer be covering Covid-19 testing for patients without insurance. Patients or providers may be billed for these services effective on this date.

Who can I contact with questions about my benefits or insurance coverage?
Call the telephone number on the back of your insurance card for Member Services. This number is specific to your plan and benefits, and it helps you receive the right answers faster.


Resources that are available to providers and/or uninsured individuals:
Alternative resources for uninsured individuals who need COVID-19 services or other health care coverage include:

Note: per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Program Providers, providers must continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines at no out-of-pocket cost to recipients

 

Is COVID-19 testing covered by my plan and what will it cost me?

COVID-19 testing will be covered with no additional costs when recommended by a medical professional. While this coverage applies to many insurance policies, every plan is a little different. If you have questions on coverage, costs, or anything else, call Member Service at the number on the back of your card. *Exclusions may apply.

In order for a COVID-19 test to be eligible for coverage under your health plan, there’s some important criteria that must be met. In fact, ALL of the following must be confirmed before a test can be approved.

First and foremost, all tests must be ordered by a licensed health care professional unless the test is being ordered prior to an elective surgery. If deemed clinically appropriate, your physician must come to the conclusion that you’re showing signs and symptoms typically associated with COVID-19 — fever, cough, shortness of breath. In the event that you’re asymptomatic, a health care provider must determine that you’ve had known or suspected recent exposure to someone with the virus before a test can be performed.

If the order for a test meets the coverage criteria above, the sample must be collected by authorized health care personnel.

My Employer ordered testing, will it be covered?
In the event that an employer requires a test that is not medically necessary — for instance, as part of a return-to-work protocol or travel — costs may not be covered by your insurance policy. Please contact your employer or your insurance carrier Member Services number on the back of your card.


Why did I receive a bill for Covid testing and I have insurance?
Please verify that your current insurance is reflected on the statement; refer to your Explanation of Benefits or contact your insurance for more information related to your coverage. 

COVID-19 Insurance FAQs

For additional questions, or for insurance plans not listed below, please contact the member services number on the back of your insurance card. 

Aetna Member FAQ’s – https://www.aetna.com/individuals-families/member-rights-resources/covid19/benefits.html 

AmeriHealth Caritas Member FAQ’s  – https://www.amerihealthcaritaspa.com/member/eng/index.aspx 

AmeriHealth Caritas VIPs FAQ’s  –https://www.amerihealthcaritasvipcare.com/covid-19/index.aspx

AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania - Community Health Choices (CHC)FAQ’s  – https://www.amerihealthcaritaschc.com/covid-19/index.aspx

Capital Blue Cross FAQ’s  – https://www.capbluecross.com/wps/portal/cap/home/explore/resource/coronavirus 

Cigna Member FAQ’s  – https://www.cigna.com/coronavirus/individuals-and-families 

Gateway Health Plan Member FAQ’s  – https://www.gatewayhealthplan.com/coronavirus/faq-covid-19 

Geisinger Health Plan Member FAQ’s  – https://www.geisinger.org/health-plan/members/coronavirus 

Highmark Member FAQ’s  – https://faqs.discoverhighmark.com/coverage-costs/ 

HRSA Uninsured Program FAQ’s  – https://www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsuredclaim 

  • As of March 22, 2022, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will no longer be covering Covid-19 testing for patients without insurance. Patients or providers may be billed for these services effective on this date.
    see more details https://www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsuredclaim/submission-deadline

Independence Blue Cross Member FAQ’s  – https://news.ibx.com/coronavirus-faq/ 

Medicare.gov FAQ’s  – https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-tests 

Medicaid.gov FAQ’s  – https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/downloads/covid-19-faqs.pdf 

United HealthCare Member FAQ’s  – https://www.uhc.com/health-and-wellness/health-topics/covid-19/coverage-and-resources