ICD-10 Code Used for Discussion About COVID-19 Vaccine

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At present, there is no specific code for immunization counseling without administration; report Z71.89 (other specified counseling). CMS has indicated in the proposed rule for inpatient prospective payment in 2022 that a code (Z71.85) will be added for specifically reporting immunization safety counseling for dates of service on and after 10/01/2021. You can also add Z28 codes to indicate additional information such as immunization not carried out because of patient refusal.

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Cindy
 

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I would also advise the patients that their insurance may not cover the visit. Rarely do we get paid for visits without a problem diagnosis code. Our office (peds) is directing patients to the CDC website and the AAP and advising them we are following those recommendations and have no further information than what is available there.
 
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