Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. (2020). Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
A provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) eliminated beneficiary cost sharing for COVID-19 testing-related services, including the associated physician visit or other outpatient visit (such as hospital observation, E-visit, or emergency department services). A testing-related service is a medical visit furnished during the PHE that results in ordering or administering a COVID-19 lab test. The law also eliminated cost sharing for Medicare Advantage enrollees for both the COVID-19 lab test and testing-related services and prohibited the use of prior authorization or other utilization management requirements for these services during the PHE.