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G0009 and 90471?

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    How do you code the immunization administration for a Medicare patient when they receive both a pneumonia (or flu) shot in addition to another vaccine such as a tetanus shot? We first tried billing G0009 and 90471 but got a denial. I then read to try G0009 and 90471 mod. 59 but Medicare only paid for the 90471 and denied the G0009. Will they only pay for one admin.? Thanks.

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    Greeley, Colorado
    Interesting that they paid 90471 and not G0009. I would expect a denial for 90471 as I don't think Medicare generally pays for that.

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    the denial was probably because you have two "initial" administration codes - the pneumovax vaccine admin is the G0009 (which is equal to the 90471), so added immunizations that don't require a G-code administration code should then be the 90472
    at least that's what worked for us in the past
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Greeley, Colorado
    Excellent point Donna!!

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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