UPMC Health Plan and Highmark Offering Reimbursement for FDA Approved COVID-19 Tests.

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(Pittsburgh, Pa.) UPMC Health Plan and Highmark are both now offering reimbursement for FDA approved COVID-19 tests.
Members covered by their employers or individual plans will be able to seek reimbursement for COVID tests now, in accordance with recent federal requirements.
Mary Beth Jenkins, Chief Operating and Administrative Officer of UPMC Health Plan said “UPMC Health Plan is pleased to offer our commercial members the immediate opportunity to mail in documentation of FDA-authorized tests purchased on or after Jan. 15 for reimbursement,” . “And we will have an online reimbursement portal up and running in the very near future. At any time, Health Plan members can call their Member Service ‘concierges’ for additional information on this or any other COVID-related coverage and assistance questions.”
The Biden Administration required private insurance companies and health plans to cover the cost of eight at-home COVID tests, effective Saturday, Jan. 15.
The mandate does not extend to Medicare members, but UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage and Highmark Medicare Advantage members already receive full COVID-19 testing coverage when tests are ordered by a physician.