MEDICARE UPDATE - CORONAVIRUS
Published on Thursday, April 9, 2020
Please see information below about Medicare and the COVID-19 virus. CLICK HERE to read more about the benefits of Medicare.
Medicare covers related needs
* Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no .
*Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you're diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine.
*At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19. However, if one becomes available, it will be covered by all Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D). If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you have access to these same benefits. Medicare allows these plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 lab tests. Many plans offer additional telehealth benefits beyond the ones described below. Check with your plan about your coverage and costs.