CMS Crafts Workarounds To Make COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments Free

By John Wilkerson / October 28, 2020 at 9:53 PM
Coronavirus vaccines will be free to all Medicare beneficiaries because Medicare will cover, in entirety, the up to $2.6 billion cost of paying doctors to administer coronavirus vaccines, and doctors will bill traditional Medicare for all beneficiaries so private Medicare Advantage plans do not need to cover the cost, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Wednesday (Oct. 28). CMS will also make antibodies and other COVID-19 treatments free to seniors by paying hospitals extra for using newly approved or authorized COVID-19...

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