The FDA recently issued an Emergency Use Authorization the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, and Medicare will be covering the administration of the vaccine for the duration of the Public Health Emergency.
SNFs should only bill for administration codes when submitting claims to Medicare, and should not use these codes while the vaccine is free. CMS will update the payment allowance for a later date. These rates will also be geographically adjusted for many SNFs.
Review the CMS payment and HCPCS Level I CPT code structure for more information.