As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.
There are approximately 1.6 million adults 65 or older who may have trouble accessing COVID-19 vaccinations because they have difficulty leaving home. To better serve this group, Medicare is incentivizing providers and will pay an additional $35 per dose for COVID-19 vaccine administration in a beneficiary’s home, increasing the total payment amount for at-home vaccination from approximately $40 to approximately $75 per vaccine dose. For a two-dose vaccine, this results in a total payment of approximately $150 for the administration of both doses, or approximately $70 more than the current rate.
Special Open Door Forum
Please join us on Thursday, June 10th for a Special Open Door Forum to learn more and ask questions about the at-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries
What: Special Open Door Forum on at-home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries
When: Thursday, June 10 @ 3:00pm ET
Call Number: 888-455-1397
Participant Code: 7102021
For More Information
More information on Medicare payment for COVID-19 vaccine administration – including a list of billing codes, payment allowances and effective dates.
More information regarding the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and how the COVID-19 vaccine is provided through that program at no cost to recipients.