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CMS Announces Medicare Coverage for OTC COVID-19 Tests

On Thursday, the Biden-Harris administration, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced that people in either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage will be able to get over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost starting early this spring. At eligible pharmacies, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to receive up to eight FDA-approved over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month for free. The initiative will enable payment from Medicare directly to participating pharmacies to allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive the tests at no cost.


CMS Announcement: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/news-alert/biden-harris-administration-will-cover-free-over-counter-covid-19-tests-through-medicare


Medicare.gov Announcement: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-tests


NCPA Announcement: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-tests

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