Medicare Won't Cover At-Home COVID-19 Test; Here Are Their Options
It was recently announced private insurers would be required to cover the cost of eight at-home COVID-19 tests per month. Unfortunately, this ruling does not include Medicare beneficiaries.
The Medicare program does cover rapid antigen or PCR testing done by a lab without charging beneficiaries, but it’s limited to one test per year unless someone has a doctor’s order.
Where can Medicare beneficiaries find free at-home COVID tests?
- Up to four tests can be ordered from covidtests.gov
- At community health centers and Medicare-certified health clinics
- At a health care facility - it must be ordered by a doctor and performed by a lab
- At one of the 10,000+ free pharmacy testing sites set up by the federal government across the country
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