Tag: flu vaccine

CMS releases updates to billing for flu vaccine

by The Bottom Line Flu season is August to April. Make sure you’re prepared to start billing for the influenza virus vaccine by staying up to date on the latest code and payment allowance updates. So far, CMS has released the following two notices: 1. Payment allowances for the influenza virus vaccine are updated on […]

CMS webinar transcript available

An audio recording and transcript is now posted on the Home Health Quality Reporting Training webpage for the December 14, 2017 webinar on Removal of Influenza Vaccination Measure from Quality of Patient Care Star Rating. CMS officially decided to eliminate “Influenza immunization received for current flu season” from the list of home health quality of […]

Flu vaccine not as effective for seniors last winter compared to the young

Data show that the flu vaccine did a poor job of protecting older adults, ages 65 and older, from the illness last winter. Results were presented by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—a group of health experts that provide recommendations regarding the use of vaccines in the United States—and showed that the vaccine was only […]