New FAQ Offers Information on Virtual Credit Card Payments
By Joey Berlin


Federal authorities are clarifying the legality of health plans paying claims through virtual credit cards, which typically result in fees for practices.  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an FAQ with information on virtual credit card transactions in relation to HIPAA requirements. The new document also clarifies that if a practice requests that insurers send payment through an automated clearing house, or ACH, transaction – instead of a virtual credit card – health plans must comply with that request.  

For more information, consult the FAQ, which contains a link to a related guidance letter CMS released earlier this year. 

If you have any problems related to virtual credit card payments, contact the Texas Medical Association’s Reimbursement Review and Resolution Service.  

Last Updated On

July 20, 2022

Originally Published On

July 20, 2022

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