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COVID-19 Claim Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured

A Provider Relief Fund has been established to provide claim reimbursement assistance to Health Care Providers and Facilities that conduct COVID-19 testing as well as providing treatment to uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
This fund comprises the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a bipartisan $1 billion bill signed by President Trump along with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), which provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other health care providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. Within this Provider Relief Fund, a portion of the funding will be used to support health care-related expenses attributable to the treatment of uninsured individuals with COVID-19.
As part of the FFCRA and CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide claims reimbursement, generally at Medicare rates, to providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals on or after February 4, 2020. Reimbursement is subject to available funding.
Starting May 6, providers may electronically submit these claims using payer ID 95964However, your organization must take specific steps to ensure that it’s fully prepared. Note: for athenaPracticeTM EDI customers, the payer ID's will be GEC91029I for Institutional claims and GEC91029P for Professional claims.
Please read this information provided by HRSA for the necessary steps you must take to participate and learn exactly how claims submission works. A companion guide can also be downloaded here.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (281) 297-2257 or by email at All of us at Visualutions thank you for your tireless efforts and we are here to support you during this healthcare crisis.