Billing Individual Influenza and Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccines
When the same type of vaccine is administered to fewer than 5 Medicare beneficiaries on the same day, you must submit the claim(s) individually via the 'Home Health' Option 26 from the Claims Entry Menu. The influenza virus vaccine and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination (PPV) are billed on a 341 type of bill (home health outpatient Part B benefit). The beneficiary must be eligible for Medicare Part B to receive reimbursement for these services. HHAs should be aware that effective October 1, 2013, a beneficiary who is receiving hospice care must receive preventive vaccines from their hospice provider. See Change Request 8098 for additional information.
Roster Billing for Mass Influenza and Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccines is only available when the same type of vaccination is given to five or more people on the same date of service.
In addition to the usual information that is required on Medicare claims, include the following vaccination coding requirements:
|Claim Information||Influenza Virus Vaccine||PPV|
|Type of Bill (TOB)||341 — Home health outpatient (Part B)|
|Condition Code (COND CODES)||A6 — PPV/Medicare Pneumococcal Pneumonia/Influenza 100% Payment|
|Revenue Code (REV)||0636 for the vaccine
0771 for the administration
|HCPCS (HCPC)||For a complete list of HCPCS codes for the Influenza Virus Vaccine and Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccine, refer to Change Request 8249, “New Influenza Virus and Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine Codes”. Note: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided clarification that the effective date for code Q2033 is July 1, 2013.|
|Release of Information (RI)||Y — A signed statement is on file permitting release of data.
N — No release is on file.
|Principal Diagnoses code (DIAGNOSIS CODES 1)||
V04.81 (influenza virus vaccine) V06.6 (use in place of V04.81 when giving both PPV and influenza vaccines during the same visit)
V03.82 (PPV) V06.6 (use in place of V03.82 when giving both PPV and influenza vaccines)
|ATT PHYS NPI||When a physician's NPI is not available, the agency should submit their own NPI in this field. In addition:
Note that with the implementation of NPI, Unique Physician Identification Numbers (UPINs), including SLF000, are no longer permitted.
- Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article, SE1214 "2012-2013 Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Resources for Health Care Professionals"
- Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub. 100-02, Ch. 15)
- Medicare Claims Processing Manual (Pub. 100-04, Ch.18)
- The Guide to Medicare Preventive Services, Chapter 5
- Medicare Preventive Services Quick Reference Information — Immunization Billing
- Preventative Immunizations
- Home Health Immunization Reimbursement