RHC and FQHC Medicare Payments for COVID-19 Vaccines

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may contact their Medicare Administrative Contractor to request lump sum payments for administering COVID-19 vaccines in advance of cost report settlement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay RHCs and FQHCs for COVID-19 vaccines and administration at 100% reasonable cost similar to how influenza and pneumonia vaccines are paid.