Claims for reimbursement will be priced as described below for eligible services and subject to available funding.
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Reimbursement pricing and policies under this program for eligible services, as determined by HRSA (subject to adjustment as may be necessary), are described below:
Reimbursement will be based on current year Medicare fee schedule rates except where otherwise noted.
Publication of new codes and updates to existing codes will be made in accordance with published CMS guidance.
For any new codes where a CMS published rate does not exist, claims will be held until CMS publishes corresponding reimbursement information.
Claims submitted electronically for professional services
Claims submitted electronically for professional services will be priced as follows:
Services will price with current year CMS pricing with geographic adjustments, as applicable.
If no geographic adjustments are applicable, services will price with current year CMS national pricing.
For ground, water and air ambulance claims with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, professional claims price at current year CMS pricing with geographic adjustments as applicable.
Claims submitted electronically for facility services
Claims submitted electronically for facility services will generally price according to traditional Medicare reimbursement; examples of exceptions are noted below:
For purposes of this program, facility reimbursement based on IPPS will not include the 20% increase to the DRG weight for COVID-19 diagnoses U07.1 and B97.29 authorized by Section 3710 of the CARES Act.
For purposes of this program, reimbursement rates for facilities not paid on IPPS [Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Children's Hospitals, and PPS Exempt Cancer Hospitals] will not be updated after February 4, 2020.
For ambulance claims with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19, the following rates apply:
- Ground or water: $350 per claim
- Air: $2,300 per claim
Home health services will be priced based on a per-visit methodology by service type as established by the program:
All Medicare-eligible service categories: PT/OT/ST$90
Nursing services – skilled nursing$90
Nursing services – licensed practical nurse$60
Medical social services$90
Home health aide$30
Home infusion therapy – PICC/midline supplies$70
Home infusion therapy – PICC/midline placement$110
All claims submitted must be complete and final. Interim bills, corrected claims, late charges, voided claim transactions and appeals will not be accepted.