Billing Flu Shots to Medicare and Commercial Insurance Companies Since it is now flu season I have been getting a lot of questions on how to bill flu shots to commercial insurance companies and Medicare. The codes used for a particular vaccine will vary depending on intramuscular vs. intranasal use, age of patient, formulation, preservative free, and split or live virus. If you are unsure of what code to use I suggest looking at the package information … [Read more...]
CPT CODE 90471 - Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intradermal, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injections); 1 vaccine (single or combination vaccine/toxoid).
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H1N1 and Flu Vaccine Coding Made Easy This year’s flu vaccine has been selected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to contain three vaccines in one single shot which makes medical billing a breeze this season. The FDA has determined that one single flu shot containing vaccines for the H1N1, H3N2 and B/Brisbane influenza viruses should be sufficient to ward off this coming season’s most common circulating viruses and to protect the community. A single flu shot means a single code which eliminates last minute medical billing confu … [Read more...]