Reimbursement portal opens for providers that test, treat uninsured COVID-19 patients
April 28, 2020
FROM HEALTHCARE DIVE:
- The Trump administration on Monday launched an online portal where hospitals can apply for reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and treatment for the roughly 30 million uninsured patients in the U.S.
- Providers that tested or treated uninsured patients for the disease starting Feb. 4 could begin signing up on Monday, and can submit patient information and claims for reimbursement beginning May 6. Claims will generally be paid out based on current Medicare rates, and providers will begin receiving reimbursements in mid-May, HHS said, as long as funding is available.
- To participate, hospitals and doctor's offices must ensure the patient is uninsured and agree not to balance bill the patient for any part of his or her medical treatment.
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