tests are paid 100%

tests are paid 100%

It was one of the requests of the associations. Tests for the detection of the monkeypox virus will be paid for at 100% by health insurance, a decree was announced on Saturday July 30. Official newspaper. This decision was taken after a recommendation to this effect from the High Authority for Health.

“The development of the monkeypox epidemic means being able to confirm cases of infection in the absence of a sufficiently clear clinical picture” and nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) (a technique that includes PCR testing) “allows confirmation of infections”sets out this order. “These screening tests should be covered by health insurance”continues the text.

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A clinical diagnosis before any test

On Monday, the High Authority for Health came out in favor of paying the health insurance for the tests, after the Ministry of Health seized on the question.

The High Authority for Health remembers that the diagnosis is based first on the examination and questioning of the patient, which determines that “Diagnosis by NAAT test should be performed only if there is persistent doubt after clinical evaluation” with “confirm or not” the infection.

“The use of this type of test is limited to “suspected cases” and “possible cases”, as defined by Public Health France and is not necessary in the absence of symptoms”specified health authority.

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The World with AFP

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