H1N1 Vaccine Reporting Codes in CPT®
The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new CPT® code specific to vaccine administration and revised an existing code to include the H1N1 vaccine.
“The new CPT® code will streamline the reporting and reimbursement procedure for physicians and health care providers who are expected to administer nearly 200 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine in the United States,” the AMA states in an Oct. 2 eVoice report. “The codes also will help efficiently report and track immunization and counseling services related to the H1N1 vaccine throughout the health care system.”
Use newly created code 90470 H1N1 immunization administration (intramuscular, intranasal), including counseling when performed to report H1N1 immunization administration and counseling. Use revised code 90663 Influenza virus vaccine, pandemic formulation, H1N1 to report the H1N1 vaccine product.
Both revised codes 90663 (still pending FDA approval) and 90470 are effective immediately.