From Covering Kids & Families of Indiana A second major COVID-19 relief package, entitled HR 6201 - The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, has passed Congress and been signed into law. This legislation takes a broad approach at healthcare access and testing, while also hoping to address some of the economic needs of Americans. A few key measures include: No-Cost COVID-19 Testing Private health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and all other public insurance plans must cover testing for COVID-19 and related hospital or physicians' office visits at no cost. Testing will also not require prior authorization. Members of the primary insurance industry trade association previously made commitments to do so, but federal lawmaking will ensure uniform coverage and implementation. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) had already announced a no-pay policy for all Indiana Health Coverage Programs. Lastly, the bill includes $1 b
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