Flu Vaccine Recommendations and Reminders

Early reports indicate this flu season could be a bad one, so public health experts are urging everyone to get their flu shot.

Medicare Part B reimburses health care providers for flu vaccines and their administration without any out-of-pocket costs to the Medicare patient. No deductible or copayment/coinsurance applies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging you to remind Medicare patients to reduce their risk for contracting seasonal flu and serious complications by taking advantage of Medicare’s coverage of the annual flu shot. CMS also recommends you and your office staff be immunized. Read CMS’ flu vaccine recommendations as well as payment information.

For North Carolina Medicaid patients, the NC Department of Health and Human Services has published its influenza vaccine and reimbursement guidelines here.


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