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America’s Health Insurance Plans Applauds CMS As It Begins Covering Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare Part B – InsuranceNewsNet

America’s Health Insurance Plans Applauds CMS As It Begins Covering Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare Part B – InsuranceNewsNet

WASHINGTON, April 5 (TNStalk) – America’s Health Insurance Plans issued the following statement:

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Matt EylesPresident and CEO of AHIP, issued this statement as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) begins covering up to 8 over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month for people with Part B benefits who are enrolled in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, at no cost to the consumer.

“As Americans return to more normal day-to-day routines, regular testing remains essential to identify potential new strains and avoid new surges of the virus.

“We applaud CMS for providing access to free over-the-counter COVID-19 tests through Medicare Part B during the public health emergency.

“This is an important part of the solution – coupled with vaccines and boosters – to ensure equitable access to tests and treatment, and to support continued vigilance as we work together to end the pandemic.”

Learn more ( about how health insurance providers continue to take decisive actions to ensure that Americans have access to the testing, treatment, and vaccines they need.

Source: Culled From Healthy Duck.

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