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Covid Rapid Test Coverage for Medicare Patients Eyed by Biden

Jan. 26, 2022, 6:28 PM

Medicare beneficiaries who buy at-home Covid-19 tests may soon be able to seek reimbursement like those with private insurance can now.

“Yes on Medicare,” White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said Wednesday during a press briefing when asked if there’s an effort to have Medicare cover rapid tests. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is “exploring the best way to provide more testing options to Medicare beneficiaries,” he said.

The Medicare agency confirmed in a statement to Bloomberg Law that it “is exploring ways that Medicare can cover them as we look to overcome a number of statutory and ...