tci Part B Insider - 2013 Issue 33

Physician Notes: CMS Gives Vaccine Prices A Shot in the Arm

New flu vaccine prices are effective retroactive to August 1. Good news for physicians who administer flu shots — CMS seems inclined to give practices a break with some of its recent updates to the seasonal influenza vaccines pricing, which CMS announced on Sept. 13. CMS boosted payment for one code this season and reduced pay for another, according to MLN Matters article MM8433. The Part B payment changes related to flu vaccines are as follows and went into effect on August 1: 90655 — Influenza virus vaccine, trivalent,  split virus, preservative free, when administered to children 6-35...

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