COVID-19 Related Services for Uninsured Individuals

NC Medicaid Optional COVID-19 (MCV) Testing Program 

NC Medicaid is reimbursing COVID-19 testing costs for individuals without insurance who enroll in the NC Medicaid Optional COVID-19 Testing (MCV) program. To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Live in North Carolina
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national or have eligible immigration status
  • Not be covered by Medicaid, Medicare or other health insurance

Individuals may complete an application online. Additional resources:

Please note that the processing time for paper applications is estimated to be 2-6 weeks. For more information, please see SPECIAL BULLETIN COVID #128: NC Medicaid Optional COVID-19 Testing Program Online Applications Available.

Reimbursement for COVID-19 Related Services for Uninsured NC Residents

NC Medicaid will reimburse primary care providers (PCP) who are providing COVID-19 related primary care services to North Carolina residents without medical insurance. A payment of $150 per eligible encounter will be available to PCPs.

Eligibility

  • Individuals are eligible for the program if they are North Carolina residents and have no health care coverage (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare, or other health insurance).
  • Providers are eligible if they are PCPs that operate in North Carolina and are registered in NCTracks, North Carolina’s Medicaid payment platform.

Available Funds

$7.8M is available to support this program through Dec. 30, 2020, or until the funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. Reimbursement will be made on a first-come first-served basis and claims will be reimbursed retroactively to Sept. 1, 2020.

Checkwrite Date Payment Total Issued this Checkwrite Total Dollars Issued to Date Funds Remaining
11/17/2020 $22,950 $37,950 $7,762,050
11/10/2020 $15,000 $15,000 $7,785,000

Portal Launch

The portal for providers to submit the request for reimbursement is live and can be accessed through the NCTracks secure portal.

For more information, review the following additional resources:

Continue to check to this webpage and the Medicaid Bulletin for updates as available.

Resources to Support NC Providers Responding to COVID-19

Additional funds are available to providers to help cover COVID-19 related primary care services and expenses. A fact sheet and visual listing other supports available are on the DHHS COVID-19 Response - Providers, Hospitals and Labs webpage under Resources to Support NC Providers Responding to COVID-19.