It is learned recently that the Medical Insurance Bureau of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has supplemented and optimized the price of COVID-19 nucleic acid test before Spring Festival. The cost of the pooled testing of multiple specimens is now only 20 yuan per person. Compared with the price of single nucleic acid test, the maximum reduction is nearly 60 yuan per person, a drop of more than 70%.
At the same time, it is clearly required in the document that for the simple COVID-19 test (including pooled testing), medical institutions are not allowed to charge the outpatient examination fees, and people only need to pay the corresponding test fees. Testing personnel of the medical institutions in the areas without testing conditions can take the samples and send them to county-level medical institutions for testing with testing fees charged, which allows the public to receive the testing results locally, provides convenience for the returnees, and avoids gathering of people. The introduction of this policy has provided a cheaper price for large-scale testing, which has achieved a win-win situation for both the testing masses and the testing institutions.