Jun 14th, 2019
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation June 13 removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. Religion is no longer a viable excuse for not immunizing children in the state. “The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has ...
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Mar 11th, 2019
Disease thought long gone are resurging as the result of  lowered vaccination rates, homelessness, and other factors, and they are sending medical coders and billers back to their books. Diseases Not Gone for Good While polio is effectively controlled in the United States, public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...
Jun 19th, 2014
Measles is making a comeback. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported 477 confirmed cases of the measles (rubeola) in the first six months of 2014. A graph created by the CDC shows the rapid increase in cases and outbreaks this year compared to past years. Measles was deemed “eliminated” in the ...
May 1st, 2012
Weed through the guidance to properly append this commonly confused modifier. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC, and Rita Von Holtum, CPC-H Nearly 18 months since its introduction at the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) 2010 CPT® Symposium, modifier 33 Preventive service continues to cause confusion. Here, we review eight quick tips that teach you when and ...
Mar 1st, 2011
By Ken Camilleis, CPC, CPC-I, CMRS For 2011, CPT® codes 90465, 90466, 90467, and 90468—used for reporting immunization administration with counseling—are deleted, and replaced by two new codes: 90460    Immunization administration through 18 years of age via any route of administration, with counseling by physician or other qualified health care professional; first vaccine/toxoid component +90461  ...