Health Affairs  |  January 11, 2022

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On January 10, 2022, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury announced new guidance outlining how insurers and group health plans will be required to cover and reimburse enrollees for up to eight at-home tests for COVID-19 per enrollee per 30-day period. This policy applies to tests purchased beginning on January 15, 2022 through the end of the declared public health emergency. Additional details are discussed below, and HHS issued consumer-facing frequently asked questions (which also address the coverage of at-home tests by Medicare and state Medicaid programs).

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