Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) COVID-19 Test Pricing Announced

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Today, March 13, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Fact Sheet to aid Medicare providers with information relating to the pricing of both the CDC and non-CDC tests.

Medicare’s initial payment for the test will be about $36 and non-CDC tests will be around $51. These prices may vary slightly depending on the local Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).

Earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.