Press Release

RELEASE — Statement on Medicare Coverage of Over-the-Counter COVID Tests

Washington, D.C. (February 4, 2022) – In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement to cover over-the-counter COVID tests, ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly issued the following statement:

“Medicare coverage of over-the-counter COVID tests is a critical step in ensuring timely, equitable and affordable access — no matter where you live, how old you are or whether you have private health insurance. Our seniors and the most vulnerable deserve this important and potentially life-saving benefit.

“In the face of significant hurdles with supply issues, the Alliance of Community Health Plans’ members have worked around the clock to implement the initial testing guidance and look forward to additional clarifying details. We appreciate our productive conversations with the Administration that have led to this important improvement in testing guidance.”

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About ACHP

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing non-profit health plans to improve affordability and outcomes in the health care system. ACHP member companies are provider-aligned health organizations that provide high-quality coverage and care to tens of millions of Americans. They are leading the industry in practical, proven reforms around primary care delivery, value-based payment and data-driven systems improvement.

ACHP advocates on behalf of its members and a unique approach to health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with health plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions being realized in communities nationwide and rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. Learn more at the ACHP website and follow us on Twitter for the latest health insights.