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CPT: Immunization codes
Minimizing costs and maximizing reimbursement can make immunizations profitable.
The availability of expensive vaccines for HPV and herpes zoster have made the issue of payment for vaccinations more critical than ever for family medicine practices. The author offers coding and billing advice to help physicians secure the payment they're entitled to.
The author advises readers on CPT codes for vaccines, how to bill administration codes, and whether evaluation and management services may be separately reported on the same date as vaccination.
The author describes how to optimize the office processes to improve rates of immunization and cost-effectiveness.
Summary of relevant CPT changes for family physicians.
This article describes changes in CPT codes for 1999 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians (e.g., E/M, radiology, lab work, immunizations, and OMT).