COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Covid-19 Assessment Funding
All payment queries, amendments and disputes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include NHI, date of the e-Notification submission, and detail of the query. Excel format is ideal to allow prompt review and response.
Provider payments are aimed to be processed weekly, in arrears.
A reminder to ensure a valid SURV code is included in the lab request to ensure correct payment is processed. A list of SURV codes can be found HERE
Latest payment period is week ended 23 August.
Notification and funding process
The e-Notification via Care Connect should be used to submit all Covid-19 notifications to Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
Reimbursement for activity is based on the patient paying no co-payment and is to be applied regardless of Residency status.
Funding is not available for asymptomatic patients or repatriation swabbing. Refer to the full Auckland Regional HealthPathway & Primary Care Algorithm here
Extended POAC funding
During the Covid-19 response period, POAC may be used to fund a range of extended services where endorsed by hospital specialist or pre-approved by POAC. Additional services may include iron infusions, cancer medication administration, radiology investigations, social supports, and management of conditions normally out of scope but currently impacted by Covid-19 and unavailable through local DHB services.
Contact POAC for pre-approval (09) 535 7218 or email email@example.com.
When submitting your referral electronically, use coding ‘Covid-19 – Extended Services’ and state the name of the endorsing consultant.