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Influenza Vaccine Resources
AAFP Offers Pointers on Getting Paid for Providing Flu Vaccine to Patients
By News Staff
- Q2035, Afluria - $11.54,
- Q2036, Flulaval - $8.78,
- Q2037, Fluvirin - $13.65,
- Q2038, Fluzone - $13.31, and
- Q2039, Not otherwise specified - locally priced.
- 90654 - $18.38,
- 90655 - $15.71,
- 90656 - $12.38,
- 90657 - $6.65,
- 90660 - $22.32, and
- 90662 - $30.92.
Other pertinent influenza vaccine administration codes include
- G0008 for Medicare patients receiving the influenza vaccine,
- 90471 for other adults and children who receive the vaccine without physician counseling, and
- 90460 for children as old as age 18 years who receive physician counseling with vaccine administration.
Hughes also urged family physicians to take a look at the CDC's guidance on flu vaccine dosing for children. According to a recommendation made by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, children ages 6 months through 8 years who did not receive at least one dose of the 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccine should receive two doses of the 2011-12 seasonal influenza vaccine.
Lastly, Hughes pointed out diagnosis codes of which physicians should be aware, including
- V04.81 for influenza immunizations,
- V06.6 for Medicare patients receiving both the pneumococcus and influenza vaccines, and
- V20.2 for vaccine administered in conjunction with a well-child visit.