tests will be paid 100% by health insurance

tests will be paid 100% by health insurance

These diagnostic tests are reserved for cases of “diagnostic doubt”, has the Minister of Health, François Braun, in a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal.

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The government is following the recommendations of the High Authority for Health. The monkeypox virus detection tests will be paid at 100% of the health insurance, said the Minister of Health, François Braun, in a decree published on Saturday July 30 in the Official Journal.

Seized by the ministry, the High Authority for Health decided for the payment of the tests on Monday. He recalled that the diagnosis was based first on the examination and questioning of the patient, judging that “Diagnosis by NAAT test should be performed only if there is persistent doubt after clinical evaluation”. A screening “Not necessary if there are no symptoms”he added.

Faced “prosperity” in the epidemic, these tests should only be performed“in the absence of a sufficiently clear clinical picture”approved the government order. “The samples should be taken from the wounds, in favor of the wounds of the mucous membranes then the skin”, he said. the “especially genital or anal lesions” It is indicated as a priority, with screening by swab or biopsy. Swabs from the throat or nose are also possible.

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