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.
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.
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
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