Admin Urges Insurers To Cover OTC COVID-19 Tests Up Front

By Amy Lotven / January 10, 2022 at 8:44 PM
The Biden administration says insurers must reimburse consumers for up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests purchased per month without a provider order starting Jan. 15, but in highly anticipated guidance out Monday (Jan. 10) also encourages insurers to set up a process to directly send tests to consumers or cover the costs up front through their pharmacy networks. While the guidance modifies earlier guidance on the need for a provider order, insurers are still not responsible for testing conducted for...

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