CDC says you can’t be charged for COVID-19 vaccine
All organizations and providers participating in the CDC Vaccination Program must administer the vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their “CDC COVID19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement Requirements” on February 25. All organizations and providers participating in the CDC Vaccination Program must administer the vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
They also cannot deny anyone based on their coverage or insurance network. Hidden fees, like an office visit fee, can’t be charged if someone is only getting the vaccine.
These are the requirements:
- must administer COVID-19 Vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
- may not deny anyone vaccination based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or
- may not charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical
- may not require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination
- may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19
Vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient, such as:
- vaccine recipient’s private insurance company
- Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement
- HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured vaccine recipients
- may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine