The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to ensure all Americans, including the nation’s seniors, have access to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine at no cost when it becomes available.
Per CMS Administrator Seema Verma, “under President Trump’s leadership, we have developed a comprehensive plan to support the swift and successful distribution of a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. As Operation Warp Speed nears its goal of delivering the vaccine in record time, CMS is acting now to remove bureaucratic barriers while ensuring that states, providers, and health plans have the information and direction they need to ensure broad vaccine access and coverage for all Americans.”
This is great news! CMS has also released 3 toolkits to assist in ensuring beneficiaries are able to receive access to vaccines no matter where they live, how providers can be reimbursed.
Be prepared, stay well, stay safe and stay tuned!