Medicare Programs

Eligibility: Individuals 65 years of age and older, and younger adults with disabilities

Important Dates: Ongoing

Description: The CARES Act provides enhanced Medicare coverage for COVID-19 related services, including lab tests, medically necessary hospitalizations, and telehealth services. Telehealth services could include evaluation and management visits (common office visits), mental health counseling and preventive health screenings. Services could be provided virtually or at specified sites of services. Medicare is also responding to COVID-19 in other ways.