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The Top 6 Things that Pharmacies Need to Know About the Ending of the PHE

As the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends we know you have questions. Fortunately, more answers are becoming available. Recently, CMS issued a document, Frequently Asked Questions: CMS Waivers, Flexibilities, and the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, that provides more details. To help you digest what’s inside, our pharmacy experts have selected some of the topics that are most important to pharmacies. You can access the complete CMS FAQ here.

Watch our latest video to hear from David Pope, our Chief Pharmacy Officer, about his perspective on the ending of the PHE.

1. When the PHE ends, will people insured by Medicare pay for COVID-19 vaccines?

• People with Medicare coverage will continue to have access to COVID-19 vaccinations without out-of-pocket costs after the end of the PHE.

• Once the federal government is no longer purchasing or distributing COVID-19 vaccines, people with Traditional Medicare pay nothing for a COVID-19 vaccination if their doctor or other qualified healthcare provider accepts assignment for giving the shot.

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