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…
Medical practices can increase flu vaccination rates by implementing these four best practices appropriate for their patient population.
When preparing for #NIVW2016, make sure your whole medical practice team knows how and when to provide the flu VIS and answer common patient concerns.
With so much misinformation about what a flu shot does or doesn’t provide, it’s no wonder people get confused. With few exceptions, flu shots are recommended for anyone 6 months old or older, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
We sharing valuable information for clients and friends through the Capture Billing blog! This week, we are even MORE excited to join partners across the country for the #NIVW2016 Blog-A-Thon and social media blitz in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new flu vaccine guiines which DO NOT recommend giving the painless nasal FluMist influenza vaccine for kids this year.
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
Medicare Flu Shot Code Q2034 In 2012 Medicare came out with another code Q code for billing the influenza vaccine. The code is Q2034 for the flu vaccine under the brand name Agriflu. The effective date of the new code is for claims with the date of service on or after July 1, 2012. Annual Part B deductibles and coinsurance amounts do not apply. All providers who give the influenza vaccination must accept assignment for this vaccine claim per CMS. The Continue Reading
How to bill flu shots to Medicare and commercial insurance companies.
Medical Billing Tips Audio PodcastCoding for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Episode 1 This episode of Medical Billing Tips helps physicians and medical billers to bill for the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine. The use of code 90470, 90663 and Medicare G codes G9141 and G9142 are discussed. Check with your insurance carriers, Medicare and Medicaid for specific billing requirements.