Coding for vaccinations without counseling

September 18, 2009
Renee Stantz
Renee Stantz

Our physicians don't want to report code 90465 when children under 8 years of age are vaccinated, because they do not provide any counseling.

Q: Our physicians don't want to report code 90465 when children under 8 years of age are vaccinated, because they do not provide any counseling. Is it appropriate to use code 90471 in these instances?

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Renee Stantz is a compliance manager for Baptist Medical Associates in Louisville, Kentucky. Have a coding or managed care question for our experts? Send it to meletters@advanstar.com
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