Regulatory Committee Insight: New COVID-19 treatments add-on payment (NCTAP)

Amid the many recent COVID-19 coding updates, it may have been easy to overlook Medicare’s new COVID-19 treatments add-on payment (NCTAP). The NCTAP is applied in addition to the MS-DRG payment for inpatient cases. 

ACDIS would like to thank Margaret Foley, PhD, CCS, RHIA, Kay Piper, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, and Susan Wallace, MEd, RHIA, CCCS, CDIP, CCDS, FAHIMA, for principal authorship of this statement and the members of the ACDIS Regulatory Committee for reviewing this publication.