The kits are provided at no cost to physicians and other health care providers. Of our more than 500 customers, many take advantage of our automatic ship program, based on average monthly usage.
Patients will take the test in their homes. Simply have them leave your office with one of our consigned test kits. Your office will fill out the one page patient lab requisition form and send in via our HIPPA compliant e-fax line. Commonwealth Laboratories will do the rest.
We provide a pre-paid, pre-addressed UPS shipping label in each kit.
When the kit arrives at our laboratory, it will be analyzed within 24 hours. Results will be sent via secure fax to your office, or set up and account and receive them via our HIPPA compliant web based reporting system..
We will bill the medical insurance provider indicated on the patient’s information/demographic sheet. Medicare, Medicaid and most medical insurance providers cover the cost of the breath test.
This depends on the patient’s health plan. Even within the same medical health insurance company, some plans require pre-authorization and others do not. It is best for the patient to contact the appropriate health insurance representative to inquire about pre-authorization. As this is a specialty test performed by very few laboratories, most insurers have no in-network laboratory that provides this testing. This may need to be an out-of network pre-authorization referral. If there is a pre-authorization number, please ask the patient to write it on the information form he/she will be sending to us with the breath samples.
If your patient has no medical insurance, ask him/her to call our office for information. We work with patients individually to determine a payment plan that will be appropriate.