Monday, March 09, 2020


Via email from CMMS:
"[This past Friday], the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took additional actions to ensure America’s patients, healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories are prepared to respond to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

CMS has developed a second Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code that can be used by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases. In addition, CMS released new fact sheets that explain Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Individual and Small Group Market Private Insurance coverage for services to help patients prepare as well."

This seems especially crucial given the increased risk favors faced by those on Medicare (seasoned citizens).

The agency also released 3 helpful publications:

Medicare Fact Sheet Highlights

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Fact Sheet Highlights

Individual and Small Group Market Insurance Coverage


[The entire press release is also available here]
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