DALLAS, March 10, 2020 – Last week, Molina Healthcare (“Molina”) announced it would waive member costs associated with testing for the coronavirus, which causes COVID19. This waiver applies to the test for coronavirus and the office visit – including physician office, urgent care, or emergency department – associated with that test. Details of the coverage policy have been shared with our provider network teams.
“We are closely monitoring developments concerning potential coronavirus cases in Texas and will ensure that member tests and treatments occur as quickly as possible,” said Anne Rote, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Texas. “The health and well-being of Molina members, employees, providers, and partners is our highest priority, and I am confident that we have the proper process in place to effectively respond to potential community spread.”
The leadership team at Molina Healthcare of Texas is working closely with its executive task force, along with following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services, to evaluate and communicate information to members, network providers, employees, and government partners as the situation evolves. Additionally, Molina has shared its COVID-19 Medical Policy and a Q&A document with its provider community to ensure alignment in caring for members during this time.
About Molina Healthcare of Texas
Since 2006, Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2019, the company served approximately 341,000 members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs, with service areas across Texas. For more information, visit molinahealthcare.com