Does insurance cover preeclampsia testing?

Dr. Jiri Sonek addresses insurance coverage of preeclampsia screening. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Does insurance cover preeclampsia testing?

First-trimester screening for fetal abnormalities has been with us for a long time and most insurance companies do cover that. The additional tests that we do to screen for preeclampsia fall under the umbrella of first-trimester screening. So, most insurance companies cover this whole first-trimester screening without any problems. This may not apply to your specific insurance; therefore, you need to check.

  

Most insurance companies cover first-trimester screening for fetal abnormalities. This type of screening has been available for many years. Preeclampsia screening, though, is a much newer development. Still, most insurance plans cover preeclampsia screening under the umbrella of first-trimester screening. Check to make sure this is true for your health insurance coverage.

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