In Coding
Feb 6th, 2018
Flu season is here, prompting a great deal of confusion about how to code.  I decided to spend some time on the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and other resources to try to clarify the murky in this very sick flu season. Caring for the flu is divided into different parts. It includes the ...
Chapters 10-21: Tabular List addenda reveals changes that allow for more precise diagnosis coding. The ICD-10-CM Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries 2018 Addenda provides an overview of the many changes made to the code set for the upcoming year. To prepare for these changes, let’s review what is new, deleted, or revised in chapters ...
In Billing
Sep 15th, 2017
For the 2017-2018 influenza virus season, coders have two new CPT codes for reporting vaccines: 90682 and 90756. CPT code 90682 Influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent (RIV4), derived from recombinant DNA, hemagglutinin (HA) protein only, preservative and antibiotic free, for intramuscular use is effective Aug. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018, and has a payment allowance of ...
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. ...