April 29, 2020
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) opened the portal for certain types of providers to apply for reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and treating services for the uninsured. These funds are part of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund and provide reimbursements on a rolling basis directly to eligible providers for claims that are attributed to the testing and treatment of COVID-19 for uninsured individuals. Additional guidance about the uninsured fund can be found in this FAQ document.
Reimbursement will be made for qualifying testing for COVID-19 and treatment services with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis, including the following:
After having signed up through the announced HRSA portal, providers can begin submitting claims electronically on May 6, and the agency estimates that by mid-May providers can expect to begin receiving reimbursement for submitted claims.
The agency will likely provide additional guidance in the coming weeks. More information can be found on the HRSA COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement website. And to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 related news, please visit the McDermottPlus Coronavirus Resource Center.
For more information visit the McDermottPlus Payment Innovation Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at email@example.com, Mara McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Stauffer at email@example.com.