HHS Allocates Additional Funding for COVID-19 Testing in Uninsured

HHS this week announced that it is directing $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to the COVID-19 Uninsured Program. The funding will enable providers to continue to be reimbursed for testing uninsured people for COVID-19. To read more, click here.

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