Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@molinahealthcare.com, 562-951-1588
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 19, 2020 – Last week, Molina Healthcare (“Molina”) announced it would waive member costs associated with testing for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. The waiver applies to the test for coronavirus and the office visit – including physician offices, urgent care, or emergency departments – associated with that test. Details of the coverage policy have been shared with its provider network teams.
“Molina is consistently tracking developments regarding the coronavirus and has taken steps to ensure its members have access to necessary resources to support their health and well-being,” said Ami Cole, president, Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “I would like to thank Governor Mike DeWine for his leadership and commitment to helping keep Ohioans safe during this challenging time.”
Molina Healthcare of Ohio shares the governor’s commitment and has taken the following steps to support his administration’s efforts:
• Molina continues to provide virtual urgent care for adult Medicaid members through its partnership with Teladoc. We encourage members to take advantage of this convenient way to receive medical care without leaving their home, as appropriate. For information on how to access this this service, members can visit this website or call1-800-Teladoc.
• Molina members can receive free home delivery of prescriptions through any CVS Pharmacy, which is a convenient option to avoid coming to the pharmacy for refills or new maintenance prescriptions.
The leadership team at Molina Healthcare of Ohio is working closely with its executive task force, along with following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health, to evaluate and communicate information to members, network providers, employees, and government partners as the situation evolves. Additionally, Molina will be distributing its COVID-19 Medical Policy and a Q&A document with its provider partners to ensure alignment in caring for members during this time.
About Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Since 2005, Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2019, the company serves approximately 310,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs across the state. To learn more, visit MolinaHealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.