COVID-19 reimbursements for care of uninsured patients
The federal government is reimbursing health care providers for COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccine administration for uninsured individuals, including related services provided via virtual telehealth visits.
Health care providers, including health centers, can submit claims for eligible COVID-19 services (e.g., testing an uninsured patient for COVID-19 or treating a patient with a primary COVID-19 diagnosis) provided on or after February 4, 2020.
This program also reimburses providers for the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured patients. The cost of the vaccine itself is already covered by the government.
Reimbursements for any of these services, subject to funding availability, are generally paid at Medicare rates.
Visit the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal to learn more about the program or submit a claim.
For more details on COVID-19 reimbursement and billing, see:
- COVID-19 - Resources & Support - Coverage Details — from the Health Resources and Services Administration
- COVID-19 - Resources & Support - Billing Codes — from the Health Resources and Services Administration
- FAQs for COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured — from the Health Resources and Services Administration
Tip: If you have questions about COVID-19 reimbursement claims for services to uninsured individuals, call the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program Provider Support Line at 866-569-3522.