Medicare & Coronavirus
Many of you serve Medicare beneficiaries and I am sure you have received many questions or inquiries from them about how to protect themselves from the virus. Medicare website has great information that you and your patients may find useful which can be found at https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.
Highlights - Medicare covers related needs including: lab tests for COVID-19 for Medicare beneficiaries regardless of whether they enroll in Part B or MA/MA-PD plans. Second, Medicare also covers Telehealth and related services. If your patients are concerned about illness and are potentially contagious, this benefit allows your patients an easy way to remain at home and avoid exposure to others.