CMS Increases Reimbursement for Some In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday announced that it is increasing the payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries who have trouble leaving the home or are otherwise hard to reach. The reimbursement for these vaccinations is increasing from approximately $40 per dose to approximately $75 per dose. To learn more, click here.

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