In Coding
Oct 5th, 2009
About 600,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine were delivered Oct. 6 to the 25 states that placed initial orders, according to an Oct. 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press conference, but two of the at-risk groups who need the vaccine most won’t be able to receive it. Initial H1N1 Vaccine Not for Everyone was last modified: July 5th, ...
In Coding
Sep 1st, 2009
Two new Level II HCPCS codes were added to the 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) in the October update. Effective Sept. 1, report code G9142 Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, any route of administration to describe the H1N1 vaccine itself, and G9141 Influenza A (H1N1) immunization administration (includes the physician counseling the patient/family to describe ...
In CMS
Dec 15th, 2008
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging physicians to continue administering Influenza (flu) vaccines well past the holiday season. Flu activity historically doesn’t peak until January or later, according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), so it is still very worthwhile to continue immunizing patients well into December and beyond. ...
Nov 1st, 2007
By Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CCS-P When should you report an immunization code? And how exactly do you decide which codes to use? These are questions every seasoned coder has faced at one point or another. During the immunization process, a patient is exposed to a small amount of a virus or toxin. In response, ...