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Update: Interfacility Transfer Coverage Date Extended

August 5, 2020

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to helping customers and members stay informed.

What’s new: We’ve extended our Interfacility Transfer projected end date from July 31, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2020. We continue to make it easier to transfer our members from acute-care facilities to in-network, medically necessary alternative post-acute facilities.

As always, members should call the number on their ID card for answers to their specific benefit questions.


Effective Date

Projected End Date

COVID-19 Testing


Cost-share waiver ends with the end of the Health and Human Services (HHS) public health emergency

COVID-19 Testing-related visits


Cost-share waiver ends with the end of HHS public health emergency



Cost-share waiver extended through 8/31/20

For Medicare (not Part D) and Medicare Supplement plans, cost-share waiver extended through 12/31/20

COVID-19 Treatment


Cost-share waiver extended through 8/31/20

Interfacility Transfer



Prior Authorization extended on previously approved elective surgeries, procedures, therapies and behavioral health services

Services scheduled between 1/1/20 and 6/30/20


Chest CT Scan


End of HHS public health emergency

*Date change/extension