Does insurance cover diagnostic workup?


Question from Ettevyva: Do insurances generally cover diagnostic workup? If not, is it expensive?
Answers - Christina Meyers Where I work, insurance does cover it. It is a diagnostic procedure for brain function, so it is covered. And it's not that expensive compared to surgery, MRI scans, etc.
George Sledge, M.D. Some of the ancillary tests like thyroid or sleep apnea tests are relatively inexpensive diagnostic tests and are reimbursable.

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