Temporary COVID-19 Increase Update to Reimbursement Rate for Certain Services

February 2, 2021

Effective retroactively for dates of service on or after August 1, 2020, a temporary Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increase will be implemented for the reimbursement rates for the following services: District Part Nursing Facility Level B (DP/NF-B), Rural Swing Bed (RSB) and Administrative Day (Admin Day).

The additional reimbursement rate is equal to 10 percent of the 2019-20 annual facility specific rates. The rate increase is authorized by Section 7.4 of the SPA 20-0024 and a waiver under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act.

For billing or payment questions, providers may call the Telephone Service Center (TSC) at 1-800-541-5555, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.