by Christine Woolstenhulme, QMC QCC CMCS CPC CMRS
Jan 5th, 2023
The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations to include Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to include use in children down to 6 months old.
- Pfizer BioNTech: all patients 6 months – 4 years old. Get important prescribing information.
- Moderna: all patients 6 months – 5 years old. Get important prescribing information.
4 New CPT codes effective December 08, 2022
CPT 91316 for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent Product, report 91316 with administration code 0164A
CPT 91317 for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent Product Report 91317 with administration code 0173A
Use 91317 only as the third dose in the primary series, with the first two doses reported using 91308, 0081A, 0082A
0164A for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent - Administration – Booster Dose
Code 0173A for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, Bivalent - Administration – Third Dose
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About Christine Woolstenhulme, QMC QCC CMCS CPC CMRS
Christine Woolstenhulme, CPC, QCC, CMCS, CMRS, is a Certified coder and Medical Biller currently employed with Find-A-Code. Bringing over 30 years of insight, business knowledge, and innovation to the healthcare industry. Establishing a successful Medical Billing Company from 1994 to 2015, during this time, Christine has had the opportunity to learn all aspects of revenue cycle management while working with independent practitioners and in clinic settings. Christine was a VAR for AltaPoint EHR software sales, along with management positions and medical practice consulting. Understanding the complete patient engagement cycle and developing efficient processes to coordinate teams ensuring best practice standards in healthcare. Working with payers on coding and interpreting ACA policies according to state benchmarks and insurance filings and implementing company procedures and policies to coordinate teams and payer benefits.