Results 1 to 3 of 3

tetanus vaccine

  1. #1
    Smile tetanus vaccine
    Exam Training Packages
    pt comes in for tetanus vaccine, has not had one in over ten years. Dr wants to code as an update on vaccine. Would you use V03.7 - Tetanus toxoid alone or would you use V06.1 - Dtap (diphtheria-tetanusppertussis) which is the actual injection he is getting, but the Physician thinks since it is an update on his tetanus it needs to be coded differently than with V06.1. I would think even though it has been 10 years you would still code with V06.1 even though it is an update. help please


  2. Default response

    You can only code what is in the documentation and what is the correct
    injection. Most adults either receive Td (V06.5) or Tetanus Toxoid alone (V03.7). Don't forget the corresponding CPT codes, 90471 plus 90718 or 90703. You can only bill for the specific medications that was given to the
    patient. If you are audited, this could cause a fine to be imposed.

  3. #3
    Thanks so much for the help. I coded it for the shot that was given. I can't seem to get them to understand that there is not a code for updates, it is whatever injection they are getting. Thanks again

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 09:06 AM
  2. Tetanus Help
    By tcoder5 in forum Internal Medicine
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-24-2013, 06:09 AM
  3. Tetanus Vaccine/Open Wound - notes in the documentation
    By dballard2004 in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-20-2011, 03:21 PM
  4. Tetanus Vaccine/Open Wound
    By dballard2004 in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2010, 01:52 PM
  5. Tetanus Vaccine
    By dballard2004 in forum Family Practice
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-20-2009, 05:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.

Get OurFREE2017SalarySurvey.

We'll email you a link to our 2017 Healthcare Salary Survey when it is available so you can see your earning potential.