Verma Hints At New Reimbursement Strategy For COVID-19 Tests

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 15, 2020 at 6:32 PM
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday (Sept. 15) said CMS is looking at creating a new, outcomes-based reimbursement strategy for COVID-19 tests and hinted any policy changes on reimbursement will move quickly. “Right now, we're paying for two different types of tests but really thinking about, is that the appropriate way to reimburse for testing?” Verma asked at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ conference on Tuesday. “Maybe we need to be more focused on results and outcomes around testing rather than...

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