Mar 14th, 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release March 13 to announce its latest advocacy for vaccination: As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country’s leading social media and technology companies ...
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 ...
In Coding
Feb 4th, 2019
In addition to the annual release of CPT® code changes, the American Medical Association (AMA) likes to keep medical coders on their toes by releasing mid-year changes. The following Vaccine codes and Category III codes were accepted and/or revised at the September 2018 CPT Editorial Panel meeting for the 2020 CPT® production cycle. These codes ...
 Various flu strains circulate each year. Be sure you can properly report the vaccine. Influenza can be a serious condition, and the best way to avoid getting the flu is to have an annual flu vaccination. All Medicare patients may receive a covered flu vaccination, once per influenza season, and additional flu shots also may ...
In Billing
Sep 20th, 2018
It’s time to update your seasonal influenza vaccine roster for the 2018-2019 season. Medicare provides coverage of the flu vaccine once per season (or more, if medically necessary) without any out-of-pocket cost to the Medicare patient. No deductible or co-payment/coinsurance applies. Healthcare providers are reimbursed for the vaccine and its administration. The administration code for ...