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uBiome SmartJane Test to screen for HPV, vaginal flora, and the most common STIs (including chlamydia, gonorrhea and others).

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uBiome SmartJane Test to screen for HPV, vaginal flora, and the most common STIs (including chlamydia, gonorrhea and others).

https://smartjane.ubiome.com/sign...8445687d7e


"...we will bill your health insurance company, but during our pilot period uBiome offers robust patient assistance to cover all costs not covered by your insurance"

"Sampling is easy, and, like all uBiome tests, it can be done in the comfort of your own home. We will send you a SmartJane™ kit and you will need to return your sample in the provided prepaid envelope for processing in our CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory in San Francisco.

After that, we'll send you a secure, HIPAA-compliant link to access your confidential results."

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"...we will bill your health insurance company, but during our pilot period uBiome offers robust patient assistance to cover all costs not covered by your insurance"
This is how it will work.
1) Will be billed to insurance
2) Insurance will deny
3) You will receive an extremely high bill
4) Call the company and they will waive the balance (or charge a small amount)

Companies do similar things for prostate cancer genetic testing, etc.
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Companies do similar things for prostate cancer genetic testing, etc.
I'm not sure. Maybe those that want to do it could try it without including their insurance info? This is the same company that offered the gut bacteria analysis for free.
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I'm not sure. Maybe those that want to do it could try it without including their insurance info? This is the same company that offered the gut bacteria analysis for free.
Which didn't pan out either...
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Which didn't pan out either...
One person made a random statement about owing money, but it wasn't genuine. The company didn't even ask for insurance info on the stomach bacteria thing. It was just a troll making noise for fun. There were over 300 upvotes on that thread. No-one got harmed.
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You do realize that the absolutely most valuable legal info on the web is medical info, and that there are all kinds of HIPPA loopholes (plus you need an administration that will enforce them as opposed to seeing them as bothersome regulations). I cannot remember the exact details, but just a name and address was worth less than a penny, but a firm diagnosis of diabetes was like $3, and this was close to a decade ago. Just consider if you want this info out there, I know how much I would trust these people... Nono
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Be far more concerned about the dark side acquisition of your medical record by some pirate on the web. The one about which you got a letter from the doctor's office and just tossed in the trash because who cares about my broken toe xray? It was that medical record, one of the 10,000 taken all at once because some brilliant, invulnerable, broke, 21 year old medical resident decided to take his work laptop home to do some research and left the laptop in the passenger seat hidden under his Ogio backpack next to the (impossible for any criminal to pass up) roll of quarters meant to pay his laundromat fees that evening. Those medical records have no value for your diagnoses. Trust me, no one other than your girlfriend and your insurance agent want to know your HIV, HPV, or ANY hlmnop status. Your records have exponentially more value helping criminals find ways to REALLY get money like in your HSA account. Seriously, when was the last time you looked up your transactions in that account? No one does. Tens of thousands of dollars sitting in unmonitored accounts ripe for the picking.Your medical record tells them not only where your money is (linked to your health insurance policy) but also how to reset your password and clean out that account. The thief's organization makes a duplicate card and an online transaction with a pharmacy, and the funds are redirected to an account other than to the pharmacy. Talked with a woman who works for a major nationwide insurance company as a little ole customer service agent, not loss prevention, but front line run of the mill customer service, 2 weeks ago who by 9am had already HERSELF processed TWO MULTI THOUSAND dollar claims for thefts via a stolen HSA and Target pharmacy(she had other pharmacies too that were hit that am).

Get your free testing for gonarrhea or prostate CA by mail. Those companies have WAY more to lose than gain by your info getting out. They will protect it better than any of us could.

Pay attention, though, when you get one of those "Nothing to see here, it was only your medical record that was POSSIBLY accessed. Trust us. It's not like they got your credit card number" which btw has MUCH better security and failsafe measures that your HSA does.
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Ordered mine, after it was received by them through the mail I received my results in a week. I did give them my insurance info & I did not have to pay anything out-of-pocket.
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