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The Flu: Some Years are Worse than Others

The Flu and You This has been a bad year for the flu. Compared to last year hospitalizations due to the  influenza virus are up 169%. For kids in school and especially college students living in dorms or even larger families living all in the same house, transferring germs between each other becomes very easy and quickly spreads the virus. Before you know it everyone is infected. The infographic below los at how many people get the flu and how Continue Reading

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Medicare: Video Helps Explain Influenza Vaccine Q Codes

Coding for Medicare Flu Shots Q2035, Q2036, Q2037, Q2038 Medical Billing Guiines Watch the coding for Medicare flu shots video and learn that as of January 1, 2011 if you bill Medicare CPT Code 90658, for the Influenza Virus Vaccine, you will not get paid. Medicare has established five separate influenza vaccine Q Codes to distinguish between the brand-names of influenza vaccines. The HCPCS code G0008 Administration of Influenza Virus Vaccine must still be used for the administration of the Continue Reading

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Medicare Codes for Flu Shots: Q2034, Q2035, Q2036, Q2037, Q2038

Medicare Influenza Vaccine Q Codes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognizes and does not reimburse CPT Code 90658 Influenza Virus Vaccine, Split Virus for flu shots. CMS has established six separate influenza vaccine HCPCS codes to distinguish between the brand-names of influenza vaccines for governmental tracking purposes. Make sure to use these new codes in your medical billing. Although the new Medicare codes distinguish between vaccine brands for Medicare, the HCPCS code G0008 Administration of Influenza Virus Vaccine Continue Reading

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