This is good information if you want to bill and get paid for H1N1 Vaccines provided to patients.  One code is to include counseling and to administer, and the other is the vaccine itself.  BD  

With both seasonal influenza and H1N1 influenza circulating this flu season, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announces it imagehas expedited the publication of a new code specific to vaccine administration and revised existing code 90663 to include the H1N1 vaccine.

The new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code issued by the AMA will streamline the reporting and reimbursement procedure for physicians and healthcare providers who are expected to administer nearly 200 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine in the United States. The codes will also help to efficiently report and track immunization and counseling services related to the H1N1 vaccine throughout the health care system.

In consultation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the AMA CPT Editorial Panel created code 90470 to report H1N1 immunization administration and counseling. Code 90663 was revised by the CPT Editorial Panel to refer specifically to the H1N1 vaccine product. Both, revised code 90663 and Category I CPT Code 90470 are effective immediately.

For quick reference, the two codes are:

90470—H1N1 immunization administration (intramuscular, intranasal), including counseling when performed

90663—Influenza virus vaccine, pandemic formulation, H1N1

AMA Creates New CPT Codes for H1N1 Flu Immunizations


  1. The CMS aka 'We don't need no stinking AMA to create codes" Medicare, in its infinite wisdom, has its own code for H1N1.
    Medicare will be using G9141 for the administration and counseling, and G9142 for the vaccine.

  2. I don't believe that the codes or guidelines of the H1N1 flu really make a difference. It's already common knowledge that the creators of the H1N1 vaccine refuse to take it themselves and are urging all their friends and family to avoid the shot. Almost all needles that are used to administer the shot are still being preserved in the deadly chemical, Mercury. Regardless of these claims the facts speak for themselves. H1N1 has only killed about 2,000 people total since its spread. Influenza A and B kill over 30,000 people each year. Now, why is it considered a pandemic already? It just doesn't make sense.


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