November 12, 2020

Medicare to cover monoclonal antibody COVID-19 treatments

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 10 announced that Medicare will cover out-of-pocket costs for monoclonal antibody drugs for COVID-19 during the public health emergency.

The agency’s coverage includes Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, which recently received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.


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Medicare won’t pay for monoclonal antibody products that providers receive for free, but it will pay for the infusion.

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