faq

What is Medication Monitoring?

Medication monitoring services involve a process that helps your healthcare professional understand what medications you are currently taking, which could interfere with newly prescribed medications — enabling your healthcare professional to safely prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan.

How Do I Benefit from Medication Monitoring?

Combining some drugs can be harmful. Medication monitoring helps your healthcare professional decide on the treatment that is best for you. It can also encourage an open discussion about your treatment plan, and can help to keep you safe.

Why Use Medication Monitoring?

Prescription medications are a common form of treatment for chronic pain and other conditions. However, each person reacts differently to them. Medication monitoring services provide your healthcare professional with essential information for the safe and effective use of your medications and, as appropriate, changes in your treatment plan.

What is the Procedure for Medication Monitoring?

Your healthcare professional’s office staff will give you directions on how to provide a sample of urine or saliva for testing. Please follow the instructions carefully. The collection device provided by your healthcare professional may contain instant-read test strips. Please do not tamper with these test strips. Your health care professional’s staff will interpret the preliminary results and may send the sample to an outside laboratory, such as Insight Diagnostics, for further analysis and/or additional testing.

What Does the Lab Do with My Specimen?

The lab will run a series of tests requested by your healthcare professional to confirm the levels of both prescribed and non-prescribed medication in your system. Your healthcare professional has selected Insight Diagnostics for testing your specimen and may use these test results to personalize your treatment plan.

Does the Lab Keep My Test Results Confidential?

Insight Diagnostics complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all applicable state privacy regulations.

How Will I Pay for My Testing?

Insight Diagnostics will bill your insurer directly for its services. Then, your insurance company will send you an Explanation of Benefits (EOB). The EOB is not a bill. It is simply a statement that shows how your insurer processed the claim for the test. Depending on your insurance carrier, you may receive a statement for a co-payment or a deductible.