Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
CMS announced that beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, individuals with private health insurance or group health insurance can receive COVID-19 tests with the cost covered by their insurer. Insurers are required to cover eight OTC at-home tests per covered individual per month. CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure stated, “Testing is critically important to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as to quickly diagnose COVID-19 so that it can be effectively treated. Today’s action further removes financial barriers and expands access to COVID-19 tests for millions of people.” CMS released FAQs with more details.