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.
Medical practices can increase flu vaccination rates by implementing these four best practices appropriate for their patient population.
We have put together 5 resources for billing the influenza vaccine to Medicare and commercial insurance including reimbursement rates for 2016-2017.
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.
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.
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.