HealthLeaders Media January 24, 2022
Laura Beerman

“[W]e recognize that the Administration’s guidance takes steps to mitigate the real risks of price gouging, fraud, and abuse, which would limit access and reduce affordability for everyone.” — Matt Eyles, AHIP president and CEO

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– Free OTC tests for COVID-19 are now available via a federal government’s website and the Biden administration’s payer coverage mandate.

– These options highlight both the U.S. healthcare delivery system’s efficiencies and fragmentations as insurers define their processes.

– These processes balance availability, efficiency, and risk/financial forecasting as the nation hopes to turn the corner from pandemic to endemic.

COVIDTests.gov went live on January 18: one day before its official launch and roughly one week after the Biden administration’s requirement that insurers...

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