In Coding
Oct 5th, 2009
The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new CPT® code specific to vaccine administration and revised an existing code to include the H1N1 vaccine. H1N1 Vaccine Reporting Codes in CPT® was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
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 ...
Mar 13th, 2009
Flu shots protect against many, but not all, flu strains. Each year, flu specialists make an educated guess at which flu strains will be prevalent during seasonal outbreaks. Scientists create vaccines based on this flu strain research. Because the flu strains can mutate over time, it’s not easy to predict the strains correctly. Scientists on ...
Jan 20th, 2009
In recent years, doctors have used the drug Tamiflu to treat serious flu cases. Unfortunately, most flu strains making rounds in the United States this year are resistant to Tamiflu, making it more difficult to treat serious flu sufferers. Listen to the NPR news report for details. Another Reason to Get a Flu Vaccination was ...
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. ...