Health care providers who are authorized to administer the coronavirus are contributing in a big way to the health of their community. As COVID-19 vaccines are currently supplied by the federal government, though, there are strict rules about reimbursement and coding for vaccine administration. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established the following guidelines:
Sara DiBlasio, director of coding at Strategic Solutions, has developed the following chart as a guide for the company’s billing specialists and clients. It is imperative that the correct codes be utilized to aid tracking by the CDC and CMS.
|Manufacturer||Vaccine Code||Administration Code – 1st Dose||Administration Code – 2nd Dose||NDC#||Miscellaneous|
At Strategic Solutions, we routinely research and educate our staff and clients on new rules, processes, and procedures that impact billing and medical practice procedures, which is especially important during a pandemic. For more information about all the services offered by Strategic Solutions, please contact Karen Normington, business development specialist, by email or phone.