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 From: Kathy Saradarian
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 10-17-2017 23:14
 Message: I recall getting reminded about the 90460 and 90461 codes for pediatric vaccines and I just did a Tdap and tried to bill 90460 (X1 ) and 90461 X2.  The insurance rejected the 90461 saying it wasn't "attached" to any vaccine.   I read the blurb in the AAFP journal about how to code for this, each antigen in a vaccine gets a separate administration code.

Did you get any kick-back from insurance companies and have to explain that each antigen is counted separately?   (Kick-back is a poor choice of words but the only word I can think of)

Is everyone getting paid for this?

Kathleen Saradarian, MD
Branchville, NJ

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