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COVID-19 Guidance for CCOs and Oregon Health Plan providers

Health care providers: Apply for new round of federal Provider Relief Fund payments by November 6, 2020

Starting October 5, 2020, providers can apply for new Provider Relief Fund payments. The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to distribute approximately $20 billion to eligible providers, including previous applicants, behavioral health providers and providers who began practicing in the first quarter of 2020.

As of October 22, even more providers can apply, regardless of whether they have received Medicare or Medicaid funds. See the expanded list of eligible providers.

Learn more on the HHS website.

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Resources for all Oregon providers

Visit OHA's Public Health Division website for crisis care resources, testing guidance and data, clinical and infection control guidance for health care providers, labs, pharmacies and other health care partners.

Visit OHA's main COVID-19 page for updates about the current situation in Oregon and community resources.

Join OHA and OHSU's COVID-19 weekly provider information sessions - Thursdays at 12 p.m. >> 

Resources for Oregon Health Plan providers and CCOs

Operational and billing information for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) providers and coordinated care organizations. 

Please refer to the Oregon Medicaid COVID-19 Provider Guide for:

  • Current guidance regarding covered services, telemedicine, eligibiliity, prior authorization and billing instructions during the COVID-19 emergency
  • Links to previously-issued memos, related resources, pertinent Oregon Administrative Rules and federal guidance  


Applies To
10/28/2020Updates to COVID-19 testing requirements in long-term care facilitiesHome health providers, Hospice providers
10/23/2020OHP coverage of COVID-19 testingAll Providers, CCOs
9/3/2020OHP coverage of home blood pressure monitoring services during the COVID-19 emergencyDurable Medical Equipment (DME) providers, Prescribing providers, CCOs
8/20/2020Clarification on DHS-mandated COVID 19 testing in long-term care facilitiesHome health providers, Hospice providers
8/3/2020Short-term Medicaid stability loans for providers with reduced business caused by COVID-19 All Providers
7/9/2020Expired Oregon DMV credentials for NEMT driversCCOs, non-emergent transportation (NEMT) brokerages and NEMT providers
6/17/2020Conducting PASRR Level II evaluations during the COVID-19 emergencyBehavioral health providers
4/3/2020Fee-for-service hospice rates effective April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.pdfHospice providers
3/27/2020Changes to DCO deliverable due dates due to COVID-19 response.pdfDCOs
3/13/2020Emergency Response to a Governor Declared State of EmergencyRespiratory therapist stakeholders

Questions and answers

For Providers and CCOs

View Medicaid flexibilities during COVID-19 >>

Novel Coronavirus Coding - Updated 10/27/2020Codes
Fee-for-Service Provider Stability Payment ApplicationCOVID-19
Fee-for-Service Provider Stability Payment InstructionsCOVID-19
Provider Relief Fund Medicaid Distribution Tip SheetCOVID-19
Oregon Medicaid COVID-19 Provider GuideReference
Telemedicine-Telehealth Guidance for School-Based Health Services Providers.pdfReference

For Members

View COVID-19 information for OHP members >>

Getting care from home - OHP member fact sheet - Spanish.pdf
Getting care without leaving your home - OHP member fact sheet.pdf
Novel coronavirus COVID-19 - OHP member fact sheet
Novel coronavirus COVID-19 - OHP member fact sheet - Spanish.pdf
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