CPT 90689

CPT 90689

CPT- 90689 Influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent (IIV4), inactivated, adjuvanted, preservative free, 0.25 mL dosage, for intramuscular use. Guidelines: The provider injects 0.25 mL of a four–strain influenza virus vaccine into a patient’s muscle to provide immunity to four forms of influenza, a severe and infectious respiratory disease; the vaccine is free of preservatives and derived…

Black Lung Disease Coverage and Limitations

Black Lung Disease Coverage and Limitations

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), colloquially referred to as black lung disease that results from breathing in dust from coal, graphite, or man-made carbon over a long period of time. Coal worker’s pneumoconiosis occurs in two forms: simple and complicated (Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF)). The symptoms are Chronic cough and Shortness of Breath The Department of Labor’s Black Lung…

United HealthCare – Preventive Medicine and Screening Policy

United HealthCare – Preventive Medicine and Screening Policy

Preventive Medicine services [Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes 99381-99387, 99391-99397, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes G0402, G0438-G0439] are comprehensive in nature, reflect an age and gender appropriate history and examination, and include counseling, anticipatory guidance, and risk factor reduction interventions, usually separate from disease-related diagnoses. Occasionally, an abnormality is encountered or a pre-existing…

Important Information on the Timely Claims Filing Requirement

Important Information on the Timely Claims Filing Requirement

CMS reminds Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) physicians, providers and suppliers submitting claims to Medicare for payment that, as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), all claims for services furnished on or after January 1, 2010, must be filed with respective Medicare contractor no later than one calendar year (12 months) from…