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In Coding
May 18th, 2022
Limit this code to administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. On May 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to authorize the use of a booster dose for patients 5 through 11 years of age. The CPT® code to report administration of this ...
May 10th, 2022
Adverse side effects make the Janssen vaccine an option of last resort. Emergency use authorization guidelines for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, labeled as Janssen, and reported with CPT® code 91303, have changed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now limits authorized use of the vaccine to “individuals 18 years of age and older for ...
In Coding
Apr 15th, 2022
NDCs will help you determine when to use 0094A and 91309. If you’ve been waiting for news on Moderna’s booster dose-specific COVID-19 vaccine for adults, check this out: The Food and Drug Association (FDA) revised the emergency use authorization (EUA) to include this booster as of March 29, 2022. Assign 0094A, 91309 for Booster Dose ...
Apr 11th, 2022
Some facility types will need to reinstate waived requirements as early as May 7 to maintain compliance. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in an April 7 memorandum that it will be phasing out some of the temporary emergency declaration section 1135 waivers of the Social Security Act that have been in ...
Proper coding for respiratory infections in infants and children is in the details. These days, many might assume that if a child suddenly develops a fever and cough, COVID-19 is to blame. But a surge in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) throughout 2021 — particularly in kids — has made it hard to know ...