Reimbursements for COVID-19 care of uninsured patients
The federal government is reimbursing health care providers for testing and treating uninsured individuals for COVID-19 — 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. Reimbursements, 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, 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 and Treatment of the Uninsured — from the Health Resources and Services Administration
Tip: Once FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are available, reimbursements for uninsured patients will also be available through this program.