AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 1 (January)

Coding Correction: Immunization Administration for Vaccines/Toxoids (January 2012)

January 2012 page 43 Coding Correction: Immunization Administration for Vaccines/Toxoids The definition of a component as it applies to vaccines in the March 2011 issue of CPT Assistant (p 3) provided the following inadvertently incorrect instruction: The definition of component was added to the CPT guidelines to clarify the use of a component. A component refers to each antigen in a vaccine that prevents disease(s) caused by one organism (eg, see codes 90460 and 90461). Combination vaccines are those that contain multiple vaccine components. Consistent with the CPT 2012 Immunization Admin-istration for Vaccines/Toxoids guidelines, the statement should read: The...

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