May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal

Applicable to: Mercy Care Complete Care, Mercy Care RBHA, Mercy Care Long Term Care and Mercy Care DD
HHS recently announced that HRSA has launched the  COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal The COVID-19 Uninsured Program will provide reimbursement at Medicare levels to providers and facilities for coronavirus-rel ated testing  and treatment of the uninsured.  Funding for the program is provided primarily through appropriations to the Provider Relief Fund, as well as $1 billion from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The administration has not yet announced how much of the Provider Relief Funds will go towards the program.
To access the funds, health care providers must register to participate in the program. Once registered, those who have conducted COVID- 19 testing o r provided treatment to uninsured individuals  on or after February 4, 2020  may request claims reimbursement through the portal  beginning May 6, 2020 . Program and portal training is being offered.  Providers can expect to begin receiving reimbursement in mid-May

As always, don't hesitate to contact your Mercy Care Network Management Representative with any questions or comments. You can find this notice and all other provider notices on our Mercy Care website.
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