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    The CPT manual states that 90472 is for each additional vaccine. CPT Assistant, November 2000 states that 90472 is reported once for each addtional vaccine administered.

    Can someone please clarify these statements?

    If a patient presents for three vaccines all given IM, would you code:

    90471
    vaccine
    90472
    vaccine
    90472
    vaccine

    or

    is 90472 just listed once?

    Thoughts?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Coder

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    Encoder Pro says that the 90472 is to be used with each additional injection so it would be listed twice with the medication listed first.

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    We code it this way:

    90471
    vaccine
    90472 X # of additional vaccines (which would be posted as units)
    vaccine
    vaccine
    etc.

    I hope this helps!

    Teresa Collins, CPC

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    Thanks to both of you!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
    Coder

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