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COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Fees (updated 02/25/2021)

All CPESN pharmacies that are participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program:

  • must administer COVID-19 Vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient

  • may not deny anyone vaccination based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or network status

  • may not charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical service provided

  • may not require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination

  • may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 Vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient, such as:

    • vaccine recipient’s private insurance company

    • Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement

    • HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured vaccine recipients

  • may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine recipient

CPESN IOWA Executive Director, Lindsey Ludwig and Network Pharmacist, Ryan Frerichs were pleased to joined Governor Reynolds during her press conference to share how community pharmacies have been working with local public health to vaccinate Iowans. We look forwarding to expanding the number of network pharmacies providing COVID vaccine across the state including many rural communities.