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COVID-19 Test Prices

posted by AHIP

on July 20, 2021

A LOOK-BACK ON TRENDS IN COVID-19 TESTING PRICES

Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented public health crisis that has strained health systems around the world, causing extraordinary patient suffering and economic upheaval. However, expanded access to COVID-19 testing and the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines were key to reducing the spread of the virus in recent months. As we look ahead to the remainder of 2021 and plan for the future, it is important to understand trends in COVID-19 testing and pricing. While great progress has been made, recent data on COVID-19 testing prices show that price gouging by certain providers continues to be a widespread problem.