How to Get Reimbursed for Uninsured COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

An overview of the process for health care providers to submit claims and be reimbursed for COVID-19 testing, testing-related visits and treatment for the uninsured was announced today by the Health Resources & Services Administration (“HRSA”). Providers can begin enrolling as a provider participant on Monday, April 27.

The enrollment process and specific instructions for claims submission will be provided through updates on HRSA’s website. Providers will be able to submit electronic claims for eligible patients with dates of service or admittance on or after February 4, 2020, and will generally be reimbursed at Medicare rates. Claims can begin to be submitted on May 6, with reimbursement expected to begin mid-May. More details about the program and future updates can be found here.