BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 7

Auditing Vaccines

Auditing vaccines can be difficult, as precise attention needs to be paid to the documentation to extract all variables needed for proper coding. Details such as age of the patient, format of administration, counseling performed, and quantity are all needed to properly code. Being familiar with those variables is needed to audit the chart and coding. Vaccinations administered with counseling are coded with CPT© codes 90460 and 90461.  Both codes require the patient to be through 18 years of age. Injections, intranasal, and oral forms of administration are covered with these codes. The first component is used...

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