Updated Billing Instructions for Certain COVID-19 Services

Originally published April 24, 2020
Updated on April 16, 2021

The Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) implemented eligibility for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on April 8, 2020. Eligibility for COVID-19 will use Aid Code V2 to determine eligibility for these limited benefits. Aid Code V2 is a limited-scope Aid Code that is limited to diagnostic testing, testing-related services and treatment services, including all medically necessary care related to COVID-19, such as the associated office, clinic, or emergency room visits and laboratory services.

For billing related questions, please contact the Telephone Service Center (TSC) at 1-800-541-5555. The TSC is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Border providers and out-of-state billers billing for in-state providers should call 1-916-636-1200.