2021-01-30

13 provinces lowered the price of nucleic acid testing and can be paid by medical insurance in many places

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Good news! The price of nucleic acid testing has been lowered in 13 provinces, and medical insurance can be used to pay in many places.

China-Singapore Jingwei Client, January 30 (Meng Zhang) During the Spring Festival this year, nucleic acid testing became a “pass” for returning home. A few days ago, in order to further normalize the epidemic prevention and control work and reduce the burden of the people’s testing costs, the price of new coronavirus nucleic acid testing has been lowered.

13 provinces lowered the price of nucleic acid testing and can be paid by medical insurance in many places

Data map. Photo by Zhang Yanzheng, China-Singapore Jingwei.

The National Health Commission’s voice: reducing the cost of personal nucleic acid testing

On January 27, at the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, the National Health Commission Deputy Director Zeng Yixin said that it is necessary to actively explore and reduce the cost of nucleic acid testing.

On the same day, the National Health Commission issued the “Notice on the Orderly Implementation of Nucleic Acid Testing for Mass Travel during the Spring Festival.” The notice requires that all localities should actively explore ways of centralized procurement and purchase consumables such as nucleic acid testing reagents and protective equipment in bulk to reduce the cost of nucleic acid testing. The local government of the manufacturer of testing reagents and ancillary products should take multiple measures to improve the service to the company, and try its best to adopt relevant supporting measures to help the company reduce production costs. It is necessary to sign purchase service agreements with public hospitals and third-party testing agencies that carry out nucleic acid testing business in advance to exchange prices for quantities and reduce the price of a single nucleic acid test. According to the principle of voluntariness, nucleic acid testing for people returning home during the Spring Festival can use 10 mixed and 1 mixed mining technology to carry out testing, reduce the burden of personal testing costs, and issue testing reports in time.

The cost of nucleic acid testing in many provinces has been reduced to 80 yuan

Before the end of 2020, more than half of the provinces in the country including Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Chongqing, Xinjiang, Shanxi and Henan have already Adjust the price of new coronavirus nucleic acid testing in public hospitals to a maximum limit of 80 yuan per person.

China-Singapore Jingwei reporters found that since 2021, public institutions in 13 provinces including Beijing, Tianjin, Sichuan, Fujian, Gansu, Shaanxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Heilongjiang, Hainan, Qinghai, Zhejiang, and Tibet have reduced nucleic acid Testing costs. In 9 provinces, the maximum price of single-sample public institution nucleic acid testing was lowered to 80 yuan/time.

13 provinces lowered the price of nucleic acid testing and can be paid by medical insurance in many places(1)

Hainan regulations, January Starting on the 26th, the maximum guide price for Hainan’s new coronavirus nucleic acid testing (including the price of nucleic acid testing and the cost of in vitro diagnostic kits) has been adjusted from 160 yuan/person to 98 yuan/person. Tibet has made it clear that starting from January 29, the price of nucleic acid testing in Tibet’s tertiary public medical institutions will be reduced from 200 yuan/person-time to 80 yuan/person-time, and second-level and lower public medical institutions will be 72 yuan/person (including testing reagents).

Sichuan pointed out that starting from January 28, the price of nucleic acid testing in Sichuan provincial-administered tertiary public medical institutions will be lowered from the current 120 yuan/person-time to 80 yuan/person-time, and the provincial-administered second-level and below public medical institutions’ projects The price is lowered from the current 100 yuan/person to 72 yuan/person. The above price includes the price of nucleic acid detection reagents and is the highest price limit for public medical institutions in the province. Guizhou mentioned that starting from January 26, Guizhou disease control testing institutions and medical institutions will adjust the maximum charge for nucleic acid testing of the new coronavirus to 50 yuan per person (not including testing reagents), and testing reagents will be sold at zero markup on the purchase price.

In addition, the price of mixed testing varies from place to place. In comparison, the cost of mixed testing in Qinghai is higher than that in other provinces, with 5 samples mixed testing at 40 yuan per person, and 10 samples mixed testing at 30 yuan per person; Shaanxi and Fujian have the lowest cost of 10 samples at only 15 yuan; The cost of mixed testing for 10 samples in Beijing, Tianjin and Zhejiang was adjusted to RMB 20.

13 provinces lowered the price of nucleic acid testing and can be paid by medical insurance in many places(2)

The social security card data map. Photo by Xiong Jiali of Sino-Singapore Jingwei

The cost of nucleic acid testing in Beijing, Shaanxi, Baoding and other places is included in medical insurance

As early as June 16, 2020, the National Medical Insurance Bureau issued the “Notice on Improving the Detection Capability of the New Coronavirus”, requiring medical insurance payment to be done well.

On January 29, at a press conference on Beijing’s epidemic prevention and control work, Zhang Hua, deputy director of the Beijing Health Commission, introduced that the current regulations will continue to be implemented for people who are The medical insurance fund and finance are shared. For the “willing to do all the inspections”, the classification management of medical insurance and non-medical insurance groups is implemented. The testing costs of medical insurance personnel in this city are included in the scope of basic medical insurance payment and reimbursed according to the basic medical insurance policies for urban employees and urban and rural residents. The self-pay part shall be borne by the individual.

Shaanxi has made it clear that starting from February 1, the new crown virus testing items will be included in the scope of medical insurance payment according to regulations.

Baoding requires that from January 29th, during the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, dialysis treatment for outpatient serious illnesses for urban employees, urban and rural residents’ basic medical insurance participants, outpatient radiotherapy (chemo) therapy for malignant tumors, urban and rural areas Outpatient treatment of childhood leukemia and end-stage renal disease renal dialysis outpatient treatment for residents of major diseases, including “new coronavirus nucleic acid detection” and “coronavirus (mutant strain) antibody detection” items into the scope of medical insurance reimbursement.

These matters need to be paid attention to for nucleic acid testing.

The disease control department reminds, try to avoid eating 2 hours before nucleic acid testing to avoid vomiting, and avoid food residues in the pharynx and cause test results An error occurred.

At the same time, do not drink water, smoke, drink alcohol, chew gum, etc. 30 minutes before sampling; reduce swallowing during the preliminary examination and try not to clear the throat.

In addition, when the throat swab was collected, the subject tilted his head back and opened his mouth to make an “ah” sound, which helps to expose the throat. During the collection process, the subject should cooperate with the collection personnel to relax and breathe deeply. Pay attention to hand hygiene before and after the nucleic acid test. When waiting in line, the staff should wear masks, do not gather together, and keep a distance of more than one meter. (Zhongxin Jingwei APP)

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