Summary: H.R.6640 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6640. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/28/2020)

Medicare Advantage COVID Treatment Act

This bill requires Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to cover specified treatment services relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) without cost-sharing during the public health emergency declared on January 31, 2020. The CMS must reimburse MA plans for cost-sharing amounts that would otherwise have been received, in accordance with a specified timeline.

MA plans are also prohibited from instituting prior authorization or other utilization management requirements with respect to coverage of specified critical treatment services (e.g., ventilator services and intensive care unit services).