Thursday, September 3, 2009

CMS will pay for H1N1 vaccines

Medicare will pay for administration of the H1N1 vaccine, though not for the vaccine itself, which it expects providers will get for free.
There is a new HCPCS code for the H1N1 vaccine itself (G9142, Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, any route of administration), while G9141, Influenza A (H1N1) is for immunization administration (includes the physician counseling the patient/family).

1 comment:

  1. So...
    how many shots will each doctor get?
    will we be given a priority list?
    will this one cause Guillain Barre?
    what about health care providers that don't administer vaccine-where will they get their shots?
    how do you prevent practices from secretly administering vaccine to their low-risk family members?
    and finally with so little testing...will it work?