The health and safety of our members, employees, and communities is our uncompromising priority.
Centene is closely monitoring and following all guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and our state regulators as it is released to ensure we can quickly address and support the prevention, screening, and treatment of COVID-19. We are committed to protecting our communities during the outbreak.
Company leadership, our business resilience teams, and representatives from across our businesses are engaging daily to monitor the situation as it evolves and are taking measures to keep employees safe, minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and ensure that we can continue to provide the services that our members rely on for their health and well-being. As such, we are waiving COVID-19-related prior authorizations and member cost sharing for related screening, testing, and treatment for all Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace members.
It is our understanding at this time that the Federal government will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine(s). Centene will cover medically necessary services for the administration of Federally approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with Federal (CMS) and state requirements.