CMS Authorizes Waiving of Some Medicare Coronavirus Fees

Medicare Advantage organizations, Medicare Part D plans, and Medicare-Medicaid managed care plans have been directed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to waive cost-sharing for testing and treatment of the novel coronavirus. This news was transmitted to those payers in a March 10 letter from CMS. The directive also authorizes Medicare Advantage plans to waive coronavirus-related telehealth fees and authorizes Part D plans to relax refill-too-soon limits, provide maximum expended day supplies of prescription drugs, reimburse enrollees for prescription drugs obtained from out-of-network pharmacies, ease prior authorization limits on drugs prescribed to treat patients with the disease, and [...]