Molina Healthcare of South Carolina Waives COVID-19 Testing Costs for Members
North Charleston, S.C., March 11, 2020 – Last week, Molina Healthcare (“Molina”) announced it would waive member costs associated with testing for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. 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 carefully observing developments concerning potential coronavirus cases and ensure our members that they will be taken care of if they are affected,” said Dora Wilson, plan president of Molina Healthcare of South Carolina. “The well-being and safety of Molina members, employees, providers, and partners is our top priority, and I am confident that we have the proper process in place to effectively respond to potential community spread in South Carolina.”
The leadership team at Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is working closely with its executive task force, along with following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 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 South Carolina
Since 2013, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As of December 2019, the company serves approximately 131,000 members through Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) health programs across South Carolina. For more information, visit MolinaHealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.