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HRSA Has Stopped Accepting COVID-19 Uninsured Claims

HRSA Has Stopped Accepting COVID-19 Uninsured Claims

CDC strongly encourages providers to continue administering vaccines.

Due to the lack of supplemental funding from Congress, HRSA has stopped accepting claims for reimbursement of costs associated with administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured and underinsured individuals as of 11:59 PM ET on April 5, 2022.  

CDC encourages providers to stay in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program and continue administering these lifesaving vaccines at no cost to patients. CDC remains committed to ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. 

As a reminder, COVID-19 Vaccination Program providers cannot:

  • Administer COVID-19 vaccine at any out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
  • Deny anyone vaccination, or differentially reducing appointment access, based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or network status
  • Charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical service provided
  • Require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination
  • Seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine recipient

Where CDC becomes aware of a provider engaging in any of the following, CDC will consider taking any and all appropriate measures, including the possibility of rescinding the CDC provider agreement.

For further information, please see the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support webpage

Thank you for keeping Philadelphia safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please email vaccines@phila.gov.