Medicare Makes Monthly, Free COVID-19 OTC Tests Available to Part B and Advantage Beneficiaries!
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Biden-Harris administration has expanded the availability of over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests at no cost to Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage plan members. Beneficiaries are now able to access up to 8 self-administered COVID-19 tests per month at no cost; this marks the first time Medicare has covered an OTC, self-administered COVID-19 test at no cost.
For more information, refer to the resources from the CMS below:
(CMS Press Release) "Biden-Harris Administration Announces a New Way for Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests": https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/biden-harris-administration-announces-new-way-medicare-beneficiaries-get-free-over-counter-covid-19
(CMS Fact Sheet) "Medicare Covers Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests": https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-covers-over-counter-covid-19-tests
(CMS FAQ) "Medicare Coverage of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests": https://www.cms.gov/files/document/4422-frequently-asked-questions-medicare-coverage-otc-covid-tests.pdf