Medicare Pays For Coronavirus Tests, AHIP To Ease Coverage Requirements

By Michelle M. Stein / March 5, 2020 at 6:11 PM
CMS on Thursday (March 5) told beneficiaries that Part B usually covers certain necessary clinical diagnostic tests without any copay, and that will include the test to see if they have coronavirus. CMS Administrator Seema Verma also praised America’s Health Insurance Plans on Thursday for committing to cover needed diagnostic coronavirus testing. AHIP’s board of directors also says the group will ease network, referral and prior authorization requirements around the tests. “This test is covered when your doctor or health...

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