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H1N1 and Nurse Visit

  1. Question H1N1 and Nurse Visit
    Medical Coding Books
    Has anyone coded the H1N1 administration(dx V04.81) and a nurse visit using V73.89 which is a special viral screening? Does anyone have an opinion about this combo?

  2. #2
    Milwaukee WI
    Default No visit with administration
    If the sole purpose of the visit is vaccine administration it is not appropriate to also code an E/M - not even a "nurse" visit.

    H1N1 vaccine is no different from other injections in this regard.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

  3. Red face
    Thank you. I didn't think so either. I work for a Internal Medicine practice and we did ton's of the shots but never charged more than the administration. This happened when I took my son in to his doctor for his and they charged it with both the initial nasal vaccine and the follow-up. I talked with our local health department and they also agree that this isn't a reasonable charge.

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