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    I am auditing a chart and the physician does not mention on the medical record that pt is to receive a Flu vaccine however; they provided me with a vaccine administration form and the immunization records.

    My question is: Does the physician need to document on the office visit note that pt is to receive the vaccine today????

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    Apr 2007
    Alexandria, VA


    YES...If not documented, not done......

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    Apr 2007
    Daytona Beach


    I agree- it has to be requested by the Dr. Any procedure, injection, or diagnostic test must be recorded by the Dr.

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    I totally agree. There must be documentation to support the vaccine. Otherwise, it can't be coded/billed. Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    That is what I thought, thanks for confirming it.


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    Ok I have one more question, I need to find reference material to provide to the MD. I have read somewhere that it must be ordered and I can't find it. Do you know where I can find "written documentation" to support this?

    Thanks for all your help

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