On June 9, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an increase in the payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.
The vaccine administration fee for at-home vaccinations will increase from approximately $40 to $75 per vaccine dose. This results in an increase from $70 to $150 for a two-dose vaccine. The increased payments account for increased administrative and clinical costs of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to this population.
This increase in payment and other policy efforts by the Administration are focused on meeting the goal set in early May of 70% of the US population receiving one vaccine by the July 4th holiday. Other efforts by the Administration include:
Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 emerging issues through the McDermottPlus Coronavirus Resource Center or the McDermott, Will & Emery Coronavirus Resource Center.
For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani, Mara McDermott or Katie Waldo.