In a major relief to its nearly one million members across fully funded commercial, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare plans, Priority Health has announced it will continue to waive all copays, deductibles and coinsurance for medically necessary treatment of Covid-19 through September 30, 2021. Covered treatment may be inpatient or outpatient from an in-network provider. The company will also continue to offer $0 cost share coverage for the Covid-19 vaccine.
- To be fully covered, patients must have a confirmed primary Covid-19 diagnosis and be receiving evidence-based care for treatment. Anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 should contact their healthcare provider.
- To support members throughout the pandemic, the company had earlier offered financial support to them and employers through premium credits, provided free access for all members to Covid-19 content from myStrength — an online mental wellness tool, and accelerated value-based payments and quality bonuses to offer physician and provider partners financial stability.
- In a media statement, Priority Health President Praveen Thadani said: “When the pandemic started over a year ago, Priority Health made the commitment to put the health and wellness of our members first. We are staying true to that commitment, and that includes making sure that our members have affordable access to the coverage and treatment that they need… We are still in the midst of this health crisis, and we encourage community members to consider getting the Covid-19 vaccine once it is made available to them.”
- The company said it continues to follow the CDC’s activities and work with local health departments and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to share information with its members and employers.