AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 5 (May)

Medicine, immunizations, 90707, 90710, 90716 (Q&A) (May 1996)

May 1996 page 10 Coding Consultation Medicine, 90707, 90710, 90716 (Q&A) Question We commonly immunize patients with the MMR vaccine (90707) and the varicella vaccine (90716). However, when I submitted this claim, the payor bundled both of these immunizations into CPT code 90710, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine. Is this the code I should have reported? AMA Comment Combination vaccines are composed of several vaccines in a single dosage which can be administered by a single injection. A combination vaccine offers several advantages, including: sparing the patient from multiple injections, the cost of the combination vaccine is...

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