Up to 8 tests per person, per month, shipped free and covered 100% by your Medicare Plan
Starting April 4, 2022 and through the end of the Covid-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medicare covers and pays for over-the-counter (OTC) Covid-19 tests at no cost to people with Medicare Part B, including those with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans (referred to throughout this webpage as “patients”). In addition to helping prevent the spread of Covid-19, the goal of this demonstration is to find out if Medicare payment for OTC Covid-19 test will improve access to testing and result in Medicare savings or other program improvements.
Each eligible Medicare patient can get up to 8 test per calendar month until the PHE ends. Medicare won’t pay for more than 8 OTC tests in a month. If a patient gets more than 8 tests in a calendar month, they may pay out of pocket for the extra tests unless they have additional health coverage.