COVID-19 vaccine booster shots have been introduced. And AMA (American Medical Association) updated the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) to accommodate these vaccine changes.
Credits here to the organization that has been working alongside medical billing services for their convenience! Briefly stated that the updates also include the billing and coding details for the newly formulated COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer. AMA also shed light on the formulation of this vaccine, whose basic chemical formula is different from the new one.
Here is the list of updated AMA medical billing codes.
Updated List of COVID-19 Vaccine Codes
How does Industry see the Changes?
We have full authority as a medical billing company from the FDA regarding Pfizer’s original formulation. Moreover, they have also authorized the emergency use of the vaccine as a third dose or booster shot.
Government sources also indicate that Moderna is soon to release its booster shot. However, they will be released after the third shot of Pfizer.
Update About the Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
The Moderna vaccine needed full FDA approval until September 2021. However, its emergency use has been modified to release its third dose. It has been said that the documentation of its efficiency has still not been updated by the authorities. On the contrary, Pfizer is long done with this task.
Another set of codes to be used by medical billing services to accommodate Moderna’s first dose are as follows.
Medical billing services can consult the official website of AMA to stay updated with the relevant codes. It will surely help them make clean claims.