In Coding
Aug 21st, 2014
When immunizations are performed, you should submit codes for both the administration and vaccine supply; however, a code for the vaccine is not reported if the vaccine is given to the provider for free, the patient brings the supply, or the supply is provided as part of a clinical trial. There are three sets of ...
In Billing
Feb 10th, 2012
Effective for claims processed with dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2011, Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) providers should report HCPCS Level II code G0010 Administration of hepatitis b vaccine for the administration of hepatitis b vaccine, rather than CPT® 90471 Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine ...
Jul 1st, 2011
With so much information to sift through, counseling and coding become more challenging than ever. According to the April 2011 Parents Magazine, 40 percent of school age children are behind on their vaccines. Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and other diseases once nearly eradicated in the United States are again on the rise. The culprit is ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
How you should report hepatitis B vaccine administration to Medicare patients in an outpatient facility setting has changed. Beginning April 1, Medicare claims processing systems no longer recognize CPT® codes 90471 Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine (single or combination vaccine/toxoid) and 90472 Immunization adm...
Mar 1st, 2011
By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS For 2011, CPT® codes 90465, 90466, 90467, and 90468—used for reporting immunization administration with counseling—are deleted, and replaced by two new codes: 90460    Immunization administration through 18 years of age via any route of administration, with counseling by physician or other qualified health care professional; first vaccine/toxoid component +90461  ...