Feb 13th, 2019
Every year, there are reports of measles outbreaks among children who have not been vaccinated, and it can be fatal. “While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5,” according to Mayo Clinic. Here is ...
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 ...
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  ...
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Jan 29th, 2010
The Adult Immunization Schedule for 2010, approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), includes several changes. ACIP Approves 2010 Adult Immunization Schedule was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
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, ...