COVID-19 and Medicare

Direct Links to Resources:
Yes, Medicare covers the Covid-19 Testing, as mentioned in
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Telehealth Benefits Expansion
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors
United Healthcare

Medicare and COVID-19

Introduction: Medicare beneficiaries may be wondering if Medicare will cover
coronavirus. Here’s what we currently know about what it will cover:

  • Medicare covers the lab tests for coronavirus.
  • Medicare covers all necessary hospitalizations.
  • When a coronavirus vaccine is developed it will be covered by Medicare.
  • Medicare Advantage (MA) plan you have access to these same benefits.
  • Medicare also covers “virtual check-ins” (also known as telemedicine).
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Guidance

Introduction: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of nursing home residents by enforcing the standards required to help each resident attain or maintain their highest level of well-being. In light of the recent spread of COVID-19, we are
providing additional guidance to nursing homes to help control and prevent the spread of the
Read the full document below:
COVID-19 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Guidance Download

Medication Delivery Options

Introduction: What local businesses and other groceries deliver medications directly to homes and if they do not what other options they provide.

Geneva Woods: 325-2870 YES they deliver – each day they have designated areas to
deliver to so check the weekly schedules. They are also waiving the $4.90 fee for
delivery at this time.
Carrs Wasilla: 352-1160 YES they deliver
Carrs Palmer: 761-1460 YES they deliver
Wal-Mart: 376-9783 NO delivery options unless you’re in Anchorage-Diamond store is
offering it for now.
Fred Meyer: 352-5033 (Wasilla #). NO delivery options BUT Fred Meyer in Palmer has
a convenient drive-thru available.
CVS in Target: 631-7201 YES delivery options available; call to get more information
Walgreens: 631-0300 NO delivery options
3 Bears Pharmacy (Palmer Wasilla Hwy): 746-3891 NO delivery options at this time.
Still offering limited grocery delivery services though.
3 Bears Pharmacy (KGB): 376-4500 NO delivery options
OurDoctor’s Pharmacy: 376-5700 YES delivery options
Wasilla Senior Center (376-3104) and Palmer Senior Center (745-5454) will also assist
with prescription deliveries.
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Other COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 General Information

COVID-19 Universal Precautions

COVID-19 Resources for Children and Families

COVID-19 Grocery Delivery Resources

COVID-19 Holistic Health Resources

COVID-19 and Medicaid

COVID-19 Mental/Behavioral Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Seniors & Individuals with Complex Medical Conditions

COVID-19 and Utilities

COVID-19 VA Resources