NCPA qAM : HHS launches COVID-19 uninsured program portal

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HHS has launched the COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal , allowing health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment to uninsured COVID-19 individuals to request claims reimbursement as part of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. The program is administered by HRSA, and providers can submit requests for claims reimbursement starting today for eligible services provided on or after Feb. 4, 2020. Additional information on eligibility and the process are available on the HRSA portal page .

Learn how to enroll in Medicare Part B so you are ready to bill for COVID-19 tests. In this quick video , Mary Stoner of Electronic Billing Services explains why you need to make sure your Medicare enrollment is up to date and why you should enroll if you haven't already. Enrollment in Medicare Part B is not only important for billing COVID-19 tests, but also future vaccines, other point-of-care tests and more. Now is the time to act — the application process is fast and free.

If your pharmacy plans on performing CLIA-waived tests, including COVID-19 tests, then your pharmacy must obtain the appropriate CLIA certificate. Additionally, many states have their own requirements that must be satisfied before CLIA-waived tests may be performed. NCPA has created a new resource to help you find your state's requirements so you can prepare your pharmacy to administer COVID-19 tests. The resource can be found with NCPA's Coronavirus Information on the Testing for Coronavirus and Coronavirus Advocacy pages.
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