Medicare COVID-19-related inpatient treatment update from Aetna President Karen S. Lynch

Friday, April 3, 2020

Aetna, a CVS Health company, will waive member cost-sharing for inpatient admissions at all in-network and out-of-network facilities for treatment of COVID-19 or health complications associated with COVID-19. This policy applies to all Aetna Individual and Group Medicare Advantage members and is effective March 25, 2020 for any such admission through June 1, 2020.

This policy for our Medicare members is similar to the policy in place for Aetna Commercial insurance members announced on March 25 waiving member cost-sharing for COVID-19-related treatment.

“This action is one of many we’ve taken to support our most vulnerable Medicare members during this unprecedented crisis,” said Karen S. Lynch, President, Aetna Business Unit and Executive Vice President, CVS Health. “We are doing everything we can to make sure our Medicare members have simple and affordable access to the care they need as we face the pandemic together.”