COVID-19 Personnel Testing Deemed “Medically Necessary”

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Clinical & Quality

Following our discussions with the Governor’s Office, the Department of Health determined today that COVID-19 testing for all skilled nursing and assisted living employees has been deemed “medically necessary” (see attached). As such, pursuant to the Federal CARES Act, costs related to the COVID-19 twice weekly testing, as mandated by Executive Order 202.30 for nursing home and adult care facility personnel, should be covered by commercial employee health insurance plans. 

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Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11