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Kentucky COVID-19 testing, reimbursement, and support details

Posted by Admin Posted on Aug 26 2020

Get all the Kentucky COVID testing details, instructions, links and answers to your FAQs in this blog.  


Kentucky COVID-19 testing, reimbursement, and support details:

To aid in advancing ongoing COVID-19 surveillance testing, the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued an order on July 9, 2020 indicating that a licensed clinician’s order is not required for a clinical laboratory to perform or bill for a COVID-19 FDA-approved diagnostic test. This guidance is intended to demonstrate Governor Andy Beshear’s continuing commitment to protect our most vulnerable citizens residing in Kentucky’s Long Term Care Facilities from COVID-19. Accordingly, effective immediately, the CHFS will continue its financial support of ongoing COVID-19 surveillance testing for residents and staff of LTC providers. The guidelines are based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of COVID-19..  

Details about testing, reimbursement, support and duration here. (Pdf)​


Team Kentucky Reimbursement Instructions:

This contract is established to provide for reimbursement to providers, clinics and/or laboratories for testing costs of COVID-19 on non-insured and non-Medicaid eligible citizens of the Commonwealth, staff and residents of Long-Term Care Facilities, or any other population identified by the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.   

Click here for details (pdf).​


CHFS Surveillance COVID-19 Testing for Long-Term Care Facilities Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Click here for details (pdf).​


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