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January 22, 2021

Providers Can Be Reimbursed for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration to Uninsured Arizonans Through Federal HRSA Web Portal

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act authorized federal reimbursement for COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccine administration for any uninsured individual.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) developed the COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal to provide reimbursement at Medicare levels to providers and facilities for coronavirus-related testing and treatment under the COVID-19 Uninsured Program.

Providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing to uninsured individuals, provided treatment for uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020, or administered COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured individuals can begin the process to file claims for reimbursement.

To access the funds, health care providers must register to participate in the HRSA program. Once registered, those who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment to uninsured individuals on or after February 4, 2020 may request claim reimbursement through the portal.

Providers will be required to verify and attest that the patient does not have individual or employer-sponsored Medicare or Medicaid coverage, and that no other payer will reimburse them for COVID-19 testing and/or treatment for that patient.

For more information refer to the HHS COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement web page.

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