Vitamin D Testing in Infertility Patients

We are being told that, as of this year, vitamin D level screening is not being covered by many insurers. We have a very high incidence of vitamin D deficiency in our patient population, with a majority (probably 70-80%) of our patients showing deficiency. As you know, Vitamin D is important for overall health and has also been associated with reproductive health and miscarriage. If there is a deficiency in the patient’s history or if the level is low, we can use the code of vitamin D deficiency and the cost of the test will be covered by insurance. But insurers are not covering under the diagnosis of health care maintenance or fertility testing. We strongly believe, and our medical literature supports, that we should be doing the testing. But insurers disagree. The cost of the test is $200. What do you recommend?


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