COVID-19 physician reimbursement site launched

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched an online portal for primary care providers to request reimbursement for coronavirus-related costs accrued for treating individuals without insurance.

 

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Primary care providers are eligible to receive $150 for in-person or telehealth visits related to COVID-19 for uninsured individuals living in North Carolina. Providers must practice in North Carolina and be registered through NCTracks, North Carolina’s Medicaid provider platform.

The department is reimbursing providers on a first come, first serve basis up to $7.8 million. The money is available until 2020 or until it runs out, whichever comes first. Claims will be reimbursed retroactively to Sept. 1.