The school year is about to begin and we’re all on pins and needles, not just because it’s an exciting time full of new beginnings. The really exciting part is the before schoolyear doctor visits where everyone gets a flu shot and whatever vaccines are needed for their age group. The really exciting part, some would call it thrilling, is billing for these vaccines. Coding properly for a vaccine varies depending on whether it is administered intramuscularly or intranasally, as well as the age of the patient. We have a cheat sheet tip for you: Check the packaging for the correct code, or call the supplier because they know what the medical code for their product is. This post is basically going to be a cheat sheet for coding if you feel taking on the process of billing for vaccines is the roller coaster dream that the new school year is giving you. Our Gables Medical Billing team is trained in taking your claims through the entire process: claims submissions, follow-ups, appeals, and payment posting while giving your team back the time to greet your clients and treat them with the warmth and kindness they deserve. Follow along below for more information on coding the flu shots you’ll administer to your patients:
There are a few other pediatric codes, like 90657, which is used for influenza vaccines that are split virus, when administered to children 6-35 months for intramuscular use. And 90658, for influenza vaccines that are split virus, when administered to children 36 months and over for intramuscular use. No matter what codes you’re using our GMB medical billing team is happy to get you paid for your work in a timely manner.
Gables Medical Billing has adapted to the ever-changing medical billing environment, modifying and adding to its services to proactively meet the needs of its clients.