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CMS offers billing instructions for COVID-19 vaccine administration

CMS has released information on Medicare billing for COVID-19 vaccine shot administration.

Here are some things to keep in mind from CMS:

  • You’ll be able to bill on single claims for COVID-19 shot administration or submit claims on a roster bill for multiple patients at one time.
  • When COVID-19 vaccine doses are provided by the government without charge, only bill for the vaccine administration. Don’t include the vaccine codes on the claim when the vaccines are free.
  • If you participate in a Medicare Advantage Plan, submit your COVID-19 claims to Original Medicare for all patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage in 2020 and 2021.

For information on how to submit a claim if you’re a Medicare Advantage Plan contracted provider or how to submit institutional claims, visit https://go.cms.gov/3jr78Un.