The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been dominating the news in the past few weeks. Amida Care wants to direct you to valid information about the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health are closely monitoring the outbreak. Amida Care has instituted the usage of CMS HCPCS coding to be utilized by laboratories to bill for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests to help increase testing and track new cases: Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Fact Sheet Highlights
Amida Care is committed to ensuring our members receive care by in-network providers at no additional cost. We continue to inform our members of all available benefits and updates provided by the CDC. Currently, all COVID-19 tests conducted at New York State's Wadsworth Lab are fully covered. New Yorkers receiving Medicaid coverage will not be expected to pay a co-pay for any testing related to COVID-19.
Prohibits health insurers from imposing cost-sharing on an in-network provider office visit or urgent care center when the purpose of the visit is to be tested for COVID-19.
Prohibits health insurers from imposing cost-sharing on an emergency room visit when the purpose of the visit is to be tested for COVID-19.
The directive outlines a series of other actions that all health insurers should take to keep patients informed about available benefits.
Please feel free to contact Amida Care Provider Services at 1-800-556-0674 or email@example.com you require additional information or assistance. Other resources with the latest updates pertaining to the coronavirus are available here: