Correctly coding your claims will help you get reimbursed appropriately for your services. Inaccurate coding can shortchange you, bog down your billing process, or even trigger an audit.  Therefore, physician practices should check their coding practices and stay up to date on the latest coding policies.  Here are some coding resources that you can use to code your claims correctly:

Coding for the HPV Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously in February 2015 to recommend the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (9vHPV) (Gardasil 9, Merck and Co., Inc.) as one of three HPV vaccines that can be used for routine vaccination. HPV vaccine is recommended for routine vaccination at age 11 or 12 years. ACIP also recommends vaccination for females aged 13 through 26 years and males aged 13 through 21 years not vaccinated previously. Vaccination is also recommended through age 26 years for men who have sex with men and for immunocompromised persons (including those with HIV infection) if not vaccinated previously   Click here for HPV vaccine coding and other guidance from the AAP.

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