CMS Expanding Medicare Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Tests

April 17, 2020

CMS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Treasury issued joint guidance this week that is intended to ensure that Americans with private health insurance have coverage for COVID-19 diagnostic testing and related services at no cost. Specifically, coverage is required for both diagnostic testing and antibody testing and certain related items and services provided during a medical visit, with no cost sharing. This guidance will be helpful to employers that sponsor group health plans and insurers that provide health insurance coverage or provide third party administration services to group health plans. Please refer to this article by Sherry Porter for additional information.

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