CPT 90460 can be used to report administering a single vaccine or toxoid to a patient through age 18. This procedure includes counseling and instructions by a healthcare professional and can be used for any appropriate route of administration.
What Is CPT Code 90460?
CPT code 90460 describes a service that involves the administration of a vaccine or toxoid to a patient through age 18.
The service includes counseling by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional and is the first or only component of each vaccine or toxoid administered.
CPT 90460 can be used for billing for providing a vaccine or toxoid to a patient and includes all of the steps involved in administering the vaccine or toxoid, as well as the counseling and instructions provided by the healthcare professional.
The “route of administration” refers to the vaccine’s method, intramuscularly, orally, or intranasally.
90460 can be used for any route of administration appropriate for the vaccine or toxoid being administered.
The CPT book describes CPT code 90460 as: “Immunization administration through 18 years of age via any route of administration, with counseling by physician or other qualified health care professional; first or only component of each vaccine or toxoid administered.”
The live attenuated vaccine is a type of vaccine that is made from a weakened form of the virus or bacteria that causes the disease.
The provider will administer a single dose of the live attenuated vaccine through one of several different routes of administration, including parenteral, oral, intranasal, intramuscular, or intravenous. This procedure can only be performed on patients up to 18 years of age.
Before the procedure begins, the patient will be prepped for immunization. This may involve providing detailed instructions and precautions the patient should take before and after administering the vaccine.
Once the patient is ready, the provider will administer the vaccine, which may be a single dose or a combination of different vaccines or toxoids.
After administering the vaccine, the provider will spend time counseling the patient, providing important information about the vaccine, and answering any questions the patient may have.
The provider will also give the patient any necessary follow-up instructions and precautions to ensure that the patient has the best possible experience and outcome from the immunization.
How To Use CPT 90460
CPT code 90460 can only be used to administer a single vaccine. If the healthcare provider administers multiple vaccines during the same visit, an add-on code, CPT 90461, should be used for each additional vaccine or toxoid component.