Are employers responsible to pay for workplace screening testing?

This is unclear. For example, what about the individual who has had a contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 – does that meet the standard of medically appropriate? Should testing for this person be part of a state’s public health contact tracing and testing, which is outside the scope of health insurance coverage? Who will pay for tests? Is it the direct responsibility of individual employers or can federal funds allocated to states for their public health efforts be used for employment testing?

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1. Does private insurance cover the cost of a COVID-19 test?
2. What is the reimbursement rate for healthcare providers who offer COVID-19 testing?
3. For those who are uninsured – and not on Kansas Medicaid – will Medicaid cover the cost of the test?
4. Can healthcare providers get reimbursed for providing COVID-19 tests for patients who are uninsured?
5. Are health insurers required to pay for workplace screening testing?
6. Are employers responsible to pay for workplace screening testing?
7. Who should be paying for private employers to test their workforce for COVID-19?
8. If Kansas consumers receive an unexpected medical bill related to COVID-19 testing, what should they do?