Biden’s requirement for vaccinations and covid testing move focus to labs and insurance verification services

by | Sep 13, 2021

Demand for weekly covid testing may force American Businesses to rely on Laboratories for weekly testing

Tustin, Sept 13th, 2021 – President Biden’s September 9th announcement to combat the Delta Variant triggered a change in American Business’ involvement in employees’ medical history, a move that may expand the need to verify a patient’s medical records from medical providers and military/university requirements to millions of employers.

Insurance Eligibility Verification Services, like pVerify, provide accurate insurance benefit details for Medical Providers, Labs, and Suppliers. For the first time in pVerify’s 15 years of business the need for medical information will expand outside of the Medical Community to businesses if their employees opt out of the companies insurance offerings.

In regards to testing requirements and reporting, businesses will align with laboratories to perform, track, and potentially verify insurance coverage of staff without company insurance on file.

  • Does the lab know if my employee’s insurance is active?
  • How do I keep track of employee vaccinations and testing?
  • How do I track if my employees have received their 2nd vaccine?

Currently only a Healthcare Agency or Provider with a Registered National Provider Identifier (NPI) can look up a patient’s insurance coverage, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’  NPI Final Rule and HIPAA restricts who can acquire a person’s medical records.

The above restrictions may force businesses to pay out of pocket for laboratory services that have access to pVerify and other verification providers, in order to accurately confirm a patient’s active insurance coverage and, for Medicare patients, Pfizer and Moderna vaccination dates.

It is unknown if Biden’s Action Plan is here to stay. “When this decree goes into effect, the (Republican National Committee) will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. In the meantime businesses must continue mounting plans to track vaccinations or hire a laboratory group for the task of weekly testing.

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pVerify, Inc’s HIPAA-complaint, SaaS offering includes fully-customizable Eligibility Portal, robust set of REST APIs, and Mobile SDKs that power mission-critical, front-end Eligibility process solutions for leading software companies as well as ambulatory practices in the healthcare sector. pVerify is the leader in Healthcare Eligibility, with a focus on Surgical, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Dermatology and Ophthalmology Eligibility.

pVerify® was founded in 2006 by a team of accomplished Healthcare Professionals with a singular focus: streamline the front-end patient insurance eligibility and benefit verification processes to not only maximize practice revenue but also minimize insurance denials.

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