The Medicare Part B payment allowance limits for seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines are 95% of the Average Wholesale Price (AWP), except when the vaccine is given in a hospital outpatient department, rural health clinic (RHC) or federally qualified health center (FQHC). Payment is based on reasonable cost for these 3 places.
By November 1, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin reprocessing claims for outpatient clinic visit services provided at excepted off-campus Provider-Based Departments (PBDs) so they’re paid at the same rate as non-excepted off-campus PBDs for those services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
The American Medical Association (AMA) released updates to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set for 2022. The new code set aims to streamline reporting and tracking of COVID-19 reporting, among other updates.