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90471 vacine Administration and -59 modifier

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    Would someone please help me with the 90471 vaccine administration and the-59 modifier question?
    I am applying-59 modifier to the 90471 vaccine when the vaccine was given. However, I heard that since November 2017 this modifier should not be applied to the 90471 administration code. Is that correct? I tried to research but what I found is that only BCBS has that policy for not appling -59 to 90471 vaccine administration code. Can you please provide the guidance website or article if that is possible?

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    Columbia, MO
    For what reason do you need to use the 59 modifier on the 90471?

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    example: patient has a finger laceration. Ed physician did suture the laceration and did order the Td vaccine. The Td vaccine was administered by a nurse. so, i coded suture of laceration procedure and 90471 with -59.
    thank you,

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    another example: xray done and Td vaccine. We are adding -59 to 90471 (Td administration).
    i would like to know how other hospitals coding 90471 administration with xray, laceration procedure...
    i am little bit confused right now after i red the article.

    thank you so much for any feedback,

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    Please find below link for your reference.

    Kokila Venkatesan,CPC-A

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    thank you so much everyone for your help,

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