Our hospital policies continue to change based on the decrease of COVID-19 infections within our community and throughout the state. In addition, the Public Health Emergency that has been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic is ending on May 11, 2023. See below for related updates.
Updated Visitor Guidelines
Find out about the most recent visitor guideline updates for our clinics and hospitals, including information about mask-wearing requirements and more.
Medicare Coverage for Some Video Visits Ending
Some types of video visits may no longer be covered by Medicare. The Public Health Emergency that has been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic is ending on May 11, 2023. Video visits with certain health care providers may no longer be covered by some health insurance plans.
In particular, Medicare will no longer cover video visits for U-M Health appointments with the following types of providers:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech language pathologists
Only in-person visits with the above listed U-M Health providers will be covered by Medicare. Note: Medicare patients have the option to pay for the services that insurance won’t cover. Please contact patient financial clearance at 734-232-2627 if you would like a cost estimate.
We don’t anticipate Medicare coverage issues for video visits with any other type of care provider.
If you have Medicare Advantage or a secondary payer, we recommend that you contact your insurer to confirm video visit coverage with these types of care providers.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
If You Think You Have COVID-19
Visit our COVID-19 medical information page for information about COVID-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment.
For information about COVID-19 specific to the state of Michigan, visit the State of Michigan COVID-19 website. To find a COVID-19 testing location, visit the COVID-19 Test Finder page on the Michigan.gov website.
For more up-to-date medical information about COVID-19, including what to do if you're sick, symptoms, data, and more, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website.
For Michigan Medicine Employees
Visit the Occupational Health Services website for detailed instructions about reporting COVID symptoms and COVID-positive test results. For additional COVID-19 information for employees, visit the COVID-19 Information page on the OHS website.