On April 27, HHS, through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), launched the COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal to allow family physicians and clinicians who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured COVID-19 individuals on or after February 4, 2020, to submit claims for reimbursement. HRSA has contracted with UnitedHealth Group to be the sole administrator of the program.
Family physicians and clinicians who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured COVID-19 individuals on or after February 4, 2020, can request claims reimbursement through the program electronically and will be reimbursed generally at Medicare rates, subject to available funding.
1. Enroll as a provider participant (open now):
2. Check patient eligibility (confirm that your practice has checked for health care coverage and the patient is uninsured)
3. Submit patient information (opens on May 6; patient roster will include demographic information, date of service, etc.)
4. Submit claims (individually or in batch; opens on May 6)
5. Receive payment via direct deposit in mid-May
The COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal is now open. Request claims reimbursement for treatment provided to uninsured COVID-19 individuals on or after February, 4, 2020.
Reimbursement will be made for qualifying testing for COVID-19 and treatment services with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, including:
Services not covered by traditional Medicare will also not be covered under this program. In addition, the following services are excluded.
Reimbursement will be based on current-year Medicare fee schedule rates except where otherwise noted.
Reimbursement will be based on incurred date of service.
For more information, including video and user guides:
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