Influenza, also called the “flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. There are over 200,000 hospitalizations from influenza annually. An average of 36,000 Americans die annually due to influenza and its complications – most are people 65 years of age and over. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each year during the fall season.
Posted by Mary Pat Whaley on September 24, 2013
For your viewing pleasure, here is a year’s flu vaccine information in a slide format from Mary Pat Whaley at http://managemypractice.com. She reviews best practices on how to bill for flu shots.
Billing for Flu Shots – Basics
Most types of injections, including a vaccine like the flu shot, are billed using two codes:
Part One: A code for the flu vaccine itself, whether it is a liquid to be injected, or a mist that is to be inhaled.
Part Two: A code for The administration of the injection
Some payers do not recognize the value of the administration of any vaccine, and will not pay a separate amount for administration, however, most payers, including Medicare, will reimburse for both the vaccine itself and the administration.
How To Bill For Flu Shots, for more details visit http://managemypractice.com