AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 4 (April)

Medicine (April 2004)

April 2004 page 14b Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Medicine (Q&A) Question Why are the immunization codes not assigned to mcg/ml strength? This makes it difficult to cross-walk local codes to AMA national codes, as well as maintain compliance with HIPAA standards. AMA Comment In recent years, vaccine development has become very active, resulting in many new and combination vaccines, while various formulations and dosages of existing vaccines are also being made available. These changes and complexities are important considerations in immunization coding. Certain carrier-specific policies may require reporting on a “per milliliter” (ml) basis because currently the...

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