October 29, 2020

CMS issues coverage plan for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 28 issued an interim final rule that requires CMS to cover any COVID-19 vaccines that receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization at no cost to beneficiaries.

The rule also will increase what Medicare pays hospitals for COVID-19 treatments.

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Workplace and individual health insurance plans will cover the vaccine as a preventive service, with no cost sharing.

The regulations are effective immediately, with a 30-day comment period.


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