In Coding
Aug 1st, 2017
Perfect coding isn’t hard if you follow the rules — give it a shot. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.” Here’s ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM ,CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC shared six tips to help medical practices charge correctly for immunizations. Jimenez’s tips are a “must read” for providers, especially family practices and those regularly administering vaccinations. Read her tips to get the most out of your reimbursem...
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
Oct 28th, 2011
The “2011-2012 Immunizers’ Question & Answer Guide to Medicare Part B & Medicaid Coverage of Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations” is now available in the Downloads section of the Immunizations page on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Also available for download is a mini-poster in English and Spanish that reminds everyone that flu ...
Jul 1st, 2011
By Lisa Jensen, MHBL, FACMPE, CPC 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 thought to be a loss of faith in the ...