October 15, 2021 at 4:00 PM CT

COVID-19 national public health emergency extension

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended the COVID-19 national public health emergency by another 90 days. It was scheduled to end Oct. 17, 2021 and now is scheduled through Jan. 15, 2022. The Summary of COVID-19 Temporary Program ProvisionsCOVID-19 Billing Guide and web pages have been updated to reflect this extension.

COVID-19 Vaccines

Last update: October 15, 2021, 3:00 p.m. CT

Updated! COVID-19 Vaccine Reimbursement and Billing Overview

This course provides information on COVID-19 administration, billing, reimbursement and resources. It may be most beneficial to CDC COVID-19 vaccination program providers. 


The benefits and processes described on this website apply pursuant to federal requirements and UnitedHealthcare national policy during the national emergency.  Additional benefits or limitations may apply in some states and under some plans during this time.

We will adjudicate benefits in accordance with the member’s health plan.

Medicaid Providers: UnitedHealthcare will reimburse out-of-network providers for COVID-19 testing-related visits and COVID-19 related treatment or services according to the rates outlined in the Medicaid Fee Schedule.