We have heard from several CPP members that some insurance companies are requiring NDC numbers to be listed alongside the appropriate vaccine CPT code. Sanofi Pasteur has created a proper coding guide with NDC numbers for all of their vaccines to help member practices.
As flu vaccine doses are starting to ship out to providers, please be aware of two new resources available for Fluzone customers:
- Updated Fluzone Coding Guide
- Fluzone High-Dose Xpress – expedient ordering and delivery option for the high-dose Fluzone presentation
For any questions, please contact your Sanofi Pasteur Vaccine Specialist.
The National Public Health Information Coalition has created a communications toolkit that you can use in your practice to help promote importance of immunizations. Use the toolkit to design your own promotions. Mix and match, copy or adapt the contents to fit the particular news and issues of your own organization or community – and share your NIAM activities to inspire others!
You have the opportunity to participate in a new, timely educational program: “Cracking the Codes: Coding and Billing for Vaccinations with Fluzone®”
This complimentary, updated program provides a comprehensive review of correct coding for Fluzone vaccine presentations and entitled payment for the 2017-2018 influenza season. Influenza vaccine billing is complicated and seasonal, and you should annually see that you are coding and billing correctly. There are 25 codes for influenza vaccines, so it can be confusing. Additionally, the AMA recently changed how dosage is expressed in influenza vaccine CPT descriptions. You need to be aware of these changes.
You can join a live webinar followed by a question-and-answer session with a coding expert, or you may view the program’s on line modules, on-demand, at your convenience, 24/7.
LIVE WEBINAR EVENT DATES Eastern Time
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:00 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:00 PM
To get more information about and register for this event, please click on the link below:
Practices can have thousands of dollars in vaccine inventory sitting in refrigerators. No matter how good storage equipment is, exposure to high or low temperatures can happen. You can limit the damage by knowing what to do.
• Investigate and determine how long the vaccine temperatures have been out of range.
• Investigate whether or not the temperature data logger and notification system work.
• Pay attention to whether or not the refrigerator door was ajar or is making an unusual noise.
• Inventory the vaccine affected currently in the refrigerator.
• Inventory any temperature stabilizing items in the refrigerator (water bottles, coolant packs)
• Find out if there are other documented temperature excursions with the current refrigerator.
• Contact the vaccine manufactures to determine the status of the vaccine.
• Document the incident, results and actions taken to prevent another temperature excursion.