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Seniors are at high risk of COVID, but Medicare doesn't pay for rapid tests

Added 01-24-22 11:07:01am EST - “The laws governing Medicare don't provide coverage for self-administered diagnostic tests, including rapid antigen tests. Here's how older adults can get free tests anyway.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Seniors are at high risk of COVID, but Medicare doesn't pay for rapid tests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

There are several ways older adults can get free rapid antigen tests, but Medicare will not reimburse them when they purchase them. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

There are several ways older adults can get free rapid antigen tests, but Medicare will not reimburse them when they purchase them.

What group is especially vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19 even if fully vaccinated and boosted? Seniors. And who will have an especially tough time getting free at-home COVID tests under the Biden administration's plan? Yes, seniors.

As of Jan. 15, private insurers will cover the cost of eight at-home rapid COVID tests each month for their members — for as long as the public health emergency lasts.

Finding the tests will be hard enough, but Medicare beneficiaries face an even bigger hurdle: The administration's new rule doesn't apply to them.

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