Your initial appointment at GrassRoots Functional Medicine will typically result in the most in-depth comprehensive laboratory analysis consisting of both conventional and functional lab testing. With the conventional labs that are ordered, you can bill your insurance directly, or you can pay the discounted negotiated cash rate. If you pay the discounted cash price for these labs, you will still receive an invoice with CPT codes to submit to your insurance in an attempt to get reimbursed. Please be aware that some of the labs we order are considered “experimental” by insurance companies. If insurance does not cover the labs ordered, the rate the lab companies will bill insurance will likely be significantly higher than the discounted cash rates. Specialized functional laboratory testing through Genova, Diagnostics Solutions, Doctor’s Data, DUTCH, Igenex, Cyrex, and other functional lab companies will likely also be ordered at the initial visit. Some of these tests are billable through insurance, while others are cash pay at our discounted negotiated practitioner rates. Testing is something that will be discussed in detail at your initial appointment with recommendations made on a case by case basis. Most patients invest an average of $400-$1200 in laboratory testing at their new patient visit. Those who have traditional Medicare (red, white & blue card) as their primary insurance typically spend less than $500 on labs at the initial visit due to superior coverage (compared to conventional insurance companies) from Medicare for Functional testing. For all labs that are paid upfront to GrassRoots, a super bill with charges and CPT codes can be provided to patients. The super bill can be submitted at the patient’s discretion to insurance companies in an attempt to get reimbursement. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flex Spending Accounts can also be used to pay for labs. The lab testing fees are not included in the program price.