by Jared Staheli
June 25th, 2015
Effective January 1, 2006, IHS providers, including CAHs are paid separately from the AIR for certain vaccines and their administration. See Chapter 18 of Pub. 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual for more information on the payment of PPV, influenza virus, and hepatitis B vaccines. The administration of vaccines is paid based on the MPFS.
The Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance does not apply to PPV and influenza vaccines. The Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance are applied to the hepatitis B vaccine, but are waived by the IHS.