Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Providers
UCare is committed to protecting our members and the community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The COVID-19 situation is changing quickly, and we are monitoring changes closely.
To assist our provider partners in navigating this fluid situation, UCare has developed several pages sorted by topic to address common questions. We will continue to update these pages with additional information as it becomes available, so please check back regularly. Each page will show at the top the date that it was last updated and a bulleted list of changes made within the last two weeks. Additionally, this landing page will show the changes made in the last two weeks, if applicable.
All information contained on this page is applicable only during the declared pandemic time period or other time frames specified below. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the information contained on this page and the contents of the UCare Provider Manual, the information on this page shall control during the identified time frame.
Please Note: UCare removed copays for Medicare primary care and mental health clinic services - including telehealth June 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, UCare is reinstating cost share for UCare Medicare plans that have copays for these services.
Please contact the Provider Assistance Center at 612-676-3300 or 1-888-531-1493 with any other questions.
PAGE LAST UPDATED MARCH 3, 2022
Recent Changes The Weeks of February 21 and February 28:
- March 3, 2022 – On the Billing and Payment page, details surrounding no cost over-the-counter COVID-19 tests were provided.
- March 3, 2022 – On the Billing and Payment page, the lists of codes that should be used when billing for COVID-19 vaccines and for billing for COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies were updated.
- March 3, 2022 – On the Billing and Payment page, the coverage information for COVID-19 treatment was updated.
- March 3, 2022 – On the Billing and payment page, the information regarding Sequestration was updated.
- March 3, 2022 – On the Telehealth, Telemedicine and Technology Based Services page, the Billing and Payment Guidelines for Eligible Telehealth Services section was updated.
- March 3, 2022 – On the Telehealth, Telemedicine and Technology Based Services page, the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Provider Use of the DHS Telemedicine Assurance Statement section was updated.
Click the links below to learn additional information on these topics:
Adding Practitioners/Locations on a Temporary Basis
Ambulance and Transportation Services
Billing and Payment (Other than Telehealth, Telemedicine and Technology Based Services)
Member COVID-19 Information
Pharmacy and Formularies
Telehealth, Telemedicine and Technology Based Services