DOH Outlines CHHA Billing for COVID-19 Specimen Collections

Situation Report | November 23, 2020

As announced in an HCA alert last week, the state Department of Health (DOH) has recently updated its state Medicaid billing guidance to explain how Certified Home Health Agencies (CHHAs) can bill for COVID-19 specimen collection under fee-for-service Medicaid. Please read the alert here for details.

Act Today: Enroll in our Home Care Clinician Training

HCA strongly encourages providers to act on this new billing guidance¬†by ensuring your staff are trained to conduct COVID-19 specimen collection services that are reimbursable by Medicaid. If you haven’t done so already,¬†please enroll in our complimentary, grant-funded training program that your nurses can take on-demand at any time, 24-7, through HCA’s “Home Care Clinician Training for COVID-19 Testing.” Simply follow the instructions here to enroll.