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    Default Oral with Intramuscular Vaccine

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    When an established 10 year old patient comes in, only for an injection of DTP (diptheria, tetanus toxiod, pertussis) and an oral poliovirus vaccine, which are preformed by the nurse, do you code separate IM injection AND oral vaccine (90471, 90473) or IM injection plus additional vaccine (90471, +90472)?

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    Apr 2007
    Colorado Springs


    You would bill 90471 for IM and 90474 for oral. The only time you use 90473 is when its an oral alone with no other injections.
    Brittany Purcell, CPC

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    Apr 2007


    I believe you would code the 90471 with the DTP and a 90474 with the oral vaccine. In the CPT book it explains that the 90474 is used just like the 90472 only w/ an oral vaccine, as an additional code. The 90473 would be used if it is the initial oral vaccine, just like the 90471. I hope this helps.

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    Default Much appreciated.

    Thanks! This really helped!

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