Tag: COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

Biden Administration Recommits to COVID-19 Reimbursement

The Biden administration will provide COVID-19 reimbursement to clinicians vaccinating uninsured patients, according to new CMS guidance. The guidance released on Feb. 26, 2021, stated that providers can still seek reimbursement from the FFCRA Relief Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPHCEA), as well as the Provider Relief Fund, for the […]
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CMS Moves to Streamline Coverage and Reimbursement for COVID Testing and Vaccination

Federal officials are ordering plans and insurers to cover testing without cost-sharing – for virtually any purpose. Federal officials have issued new guidance intended to streamline the process through which Americans can get easy, free access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and/or vaccinations. “This guidance makes clear that private group health plans and issuers generally cannot […]
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CMS Reduces Medicare Reimbursement Rate for Some COVID-19 Tests

The base Medicare reimbursement rate for COVID-19 tests using high throughput technology will decrease to $75 next year unless labs can process results in 2 days or less. CMS will reduce the base Medicare reimbursement rate for COVID-19 tests done by laboratories using high throughput technology, according to a new announcement. The announcement made late last […]
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