H.R.6214: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of testing for COVID-19 at no cost sharing under the Medicare Advantage program.

Overview

This bill requires Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to cover COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) testing and related visits without cost-sharing during the public health emergency declared on January 31, 2020. MA plans are also prohibited from instituting prior authorization or other utilization management requirements with respect to coverage of such services.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

Medium

Bill Number

H.R.6214

Date Introduced

March 12, 2020

Committee

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled

Sponsor

Rep. Ron Kind