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Keeping up with flu shot coding.

Physician Practice Perspective, December 21, 2002

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With Old Man Winter knocking on the doors of many areas of the country, flu season can’t be too far away. Chances are good that you began your inoculations a few weeks ago, but do you know how to correctly code for them?Kim Garman, clinic director at St. Joseph’s Community Health Service in Hillsboro, WI, says reimbursement is a breeze. For Medicare and other private insurance patients, Garman’s clinic uses these codes when billing a flu shot:• 90657. For the virus vaccines in a 6-35 month dosage.• 90658. Exact same as the 90657 code, except for a plus thr

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