In Coding
Jul 13th, 2017
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently posted a short list of new and revised vaccine codes on their website. These codes are effective July 1, 2017, and will appear in the CPT® 2018 codebook: 90587 Dengue vaccine, quadrivalent, live, 3 dose schedule, for subcutaneous use This is a new code, pending FDA approval. 90620 Meningococcal recombinant ...
It’s been a rough 2016-2017 influenza season, to be sure, and it’s not over, yet. The CDC recommends clinicians continue vaccination efforts as long as flu viruses are circulating. As of Feb. 3, approximately 145 million doses of influenza vaccine had been distributed in the United States — enough to vaccinate nearly half of the U.S. population. ...
CPT® 2017 introduces new codes to capture new vaccines. The influenza virus is not a single entity, but an ever adapting “family” of viruses. To keep pace, researchers must constantly develop new vaccines, and CPT® must periodically update the codes used to report those vaccines. For 2017, CPT® introduces one vaccine code, and revises the ...
In CMS
Oct 14th, 2016
Medicare will pay for the newest CPT influenza virus vaccine, 90674, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a recent transmittal. But because 2017 codes won’t go into effect until after the first of the year, payments won’t begin until January 3, 2017. However, claims with dates of services on or after August 1, 2016 will ...
In Billing
Sep 14th, 2016
The kids are back to school and the nights are cool. It must be flu season! Time to make sure your practice is current on the 2016-2017 codes and payment allowances for flu vaccine and administration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the following pricing information on its website. Code Payment ...