State Offers Reimbursement for Uninsured COVID-19 Patients

October 14, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) developed a program to reimburse primary care providers (PCP) with federal funds for providing care for COVID-19 related services (e.g. follow-up care) to uninsured North Carolina residents.

An NCTracks Portal to submit claims is scheduled to go live in late October and claims will be retroactively reimbursed to Sept. 1, 2020. A payment of $150 per eligible encounter enables providers to recoup costs for COVID-19 related services provided for uninsured patients. Nearly $8 million is available to support the program through Dec. 30, 2020, or until the funds are depleted, whichever occurs first.

Reimbursement will be made on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, review the fact sheet or the SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID-19 #137: REIMBURSEMENT FOR COVID-19 RELATED PRIMARY CARE SERVICES FOR UNINSURED NC RESIDENTS – Steps to Prepare.