COVID-19 Reimbursement Options for the Uninsured

Aug. 14, 2020

Recognizing the challenges member hospitals and health systems face navigating various federal and state pathways for reimbursement of healthcare services provided to uninsured and undocumented individuals affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, IHA has prepared a high-level summary (see PowerPoint presentation) of the reimbursement criteria and options for COVID-19-related testing, screening, and treatment through:

  • The COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration;   
  • The Illinois Uninsured COVID-19 Testing Program, administered by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services; and   
  • Emergency Medical Coverage for Noncitizens under Illinois Medicaid.

Although IHA has made every effort to validate this information, federal and state guidance on COVID-19 is constantly changing. The presentation reflects IHA’s understanding as of August 14, 2020.