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Trump Administration Says Insurers Not Required To Cover Work-Mandated COVID-19 Tests

  • June 24, 2020

Modern Healthcare (6/23, Cohrs, Subscription Publication) reports, “Insurers are not required to cover COVID-19 tests that employers may mandate as they bring employees back to work, according to a guidance released Tuesday by the Trump administration.” While “the Families First Coronavirus Response Act required insurers to cover COVID-19 tests without patient cost-sharing...Tuesday’s guidance clarified that the law only applies to tests that are deemed ‘medically appropriate’ by a healthcare provider.”