Medicare COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Payment Increase

As of March 15, 2021, CMS has updated the Medicare payment rates for COVID-19 vaccine administration. The new Medicare payment rate for administering a COVID-19 vaccine will be approximately $40 to administer each vaccine dose.

For any COVID-19 vaccine administration services furnished before March 15, 2021, the Medicare payment rate for a single-dose vaccine or the final dose in a series is $28.39. ($16.94 for the first dose and $28.39 for the final dose)

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Sources: CMS