Sep 9th, 2015
School is in session, and you know what that means: Flu and cold season is off and running! Patients will soon be coming to your physician office in droves to receive their influenza and, possibly, pneumococcal vaccines. Below are the 2015-2016 payment allowances for the listed CPT® and HCPCS Level II Q codes when payment is ...
Oct 14th, 2014
For administration of the influenza vaccine to Medicare beneficiaries, report HCPCS Level II code G0008 Administration of influenza virus vaccine. This code bypasses deductible and coinsurance amounts for beneficiaries. In an October 10 web post, Cahaba GBA warns, “We have seen providers bill CPTs 90741, 90472, and 90743 for the administration of the influenza vaccine. ...
In Billing
Oct 28th, 2011
The “2011-2012 Immunizers’ Question & Answer Guide to Medicare Part B & Medicaid Coverage of Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations” is now available in the Downloads section of the Immunizations page on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Also available for download is a mini-poster in English and Spanish that reminds everyone that flu ...
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Apr 29th, 2011
On April 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Transmittal 884 to clarify payment for HCPCS Level II Q codes describing 2010-2011 seasonal influenza vaccines. For dates of service on or after Jan. 1, 2011, Medicare will no longer accepts CPT® code 90658 Influenza virus vaccine, split virus, when administered to individuals 3 ...