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CPT: Vaccine codes
Incident-to rules and advance care planning top the list of changes.
The author explains the code changes most likely to affect a family physician's practice. Highlights include clarifications for transitional care management codes, new interprofessional telephone/Internet consultation codes, revisions to complex chronic care coordination codes, and updates to cerumen removal and vaccine codes.
As usual, the 2013 annual update to Current Procedural Terminology changes a number of codes important to family physicians. Here, the author explains the code changes most likely to affect their coding practice.
The author describes the CPT code changes for 2011 that are most likely to affect family physicians.
The author describes changes in CPT codes for 2010 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.
The author describes changes in CPT codes for 2009 in the areas most likely to affect family physicians.
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.
This article describes the 2008 changes in CPT codes most likely to affect family physicians.
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.