Feeling like you were hit by a truck, fever, sore throat, nausea, and a nose that runs like a river are only a few of the not-so-ly symptoms that can come along with playing hostess to this nasty virus. In fact, the CDC reported 56,000 influenza-associated deaths in 2012-2013 alone. The flu should be taken very seriously and there’s certainly nothing funny about it! Well, except these stories…
Flu season is once again upon us, and the CDC recommends that everyone six months or older receive a flu vaccine, with it being even important for those who have a high risk for complications, like the elderly, children under five, and pregnant women.
With the flu shot season well upon us, many healthcare providers are wondering how to bill influenza vaccines for their Medicare patients. Our infographic on Medicare Q codes for billing the influenza vaccine may be helpful.
Studies have shown that standing orders, carried out by nurses or other qualified healthcare professionals, are one of the most consistently effective means for increasing influenza vaccination rates.
Preparing your practice schedule as early as possible will help you organize your office and educate your staff prior to the tsunami of flu vaccine-only visits
Check out this short video NueMD and Capture Billing made explaining what ICD-10 code to use when billing the influenza vaccine. Plus you will learn that the ICD-10 code can be used with all other vaccines.
H1N1 and Flu Vaccine Coding Made Easy The 2010 flu vaccine was 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 Continue Reading