Letter Template: Patient Policy

Dear [insert name of your insurance company or representative of the company],

As a policy holder, I am writing to urge that you provide coverage for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), including the newest technology, cell-free DNA screening, for all pregnant women, regardless of risk or chromosomal abnormality. 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) updated its clinical recommendations for NIPT screening and testing in 2020. ACOG recommends that prenatal genetic screening and diagnostic testing be discussed with and offered to all pregnant patients regardless of maternal age or risk of chromosomal abnormality. 

Access to screening and testing will allow me to understand my risk of carrying a fetus with chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13. I should have the opportunity to plan for the necessary care for myself and my family, and NIPT will help guide my decision-making. 

[Insert personal experience/narrative here]
NIPT screening should be a choice my ob-gyn and I make together. This choice should not be limited due to coverage policies. I respectfully request that NIPT testing is covered. 

[sender name]