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Medicare and the Coronavirus: Important Facts (Continued)

COVID-19 Prevention

COVID-19 is most likely spread through an infected person sneezing, coughing, or talking. Standard hygiene procedures are good prevention measures, including:

  • Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing; sanitize or dispose of anything exposed
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, especially with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well
  • Clean and sanitize surfaces regularly

Respiratory masks are not recommended except for healthcare providers.

You may also wish to stock up on extra food and medicine to sustain you for a week or two in the case of a quarantine or widespread epidemic. These circumstances haven’t happened yet in the United States, so there’s no need to rush. It’s simply a proactive precaution.

What does Medicare cover?

Medicare Part B does cover the diagnostic test for COVID-19 if it’s ordered by your doctor or healthcare provider. A vaccine for COVID-19 hasn’t yet been developed. There may be more information about coverage for that when/if it’s released. The CDC is currently estimating one to two years for vaccine development.

Medicare Advantage Plans
Your standard benefits should apply to appointments, hospital care, at-home resources, or over-the-counter supplies. Those benefits will vary depending on your plan. If you’re uncertain about your benefits, contact your agent or a customer service representative for your insurance provider.

You may also want to read Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions or Coronavirus: What Older Adults Need to Know for more details.