This article highlights 2013 changes to codes for pediatric vaccines and an important clarification on reporting of vaccine administration codes. For all changes to vaccine codes in 2013, see the related section in Current Procedural Terminology 2013.

Since the addition of pediatric immunization administration codes 90460–90461, a quandary has surfaced of how to report the administration of one immunization with physician counseling code 90460 with administration of a second vaccine for which physician counseling is not provided (eg, second vaccine in a series). Changes to the parenthetic guidance below codes 90472 and 90474 now make it clear that these codes may be reported in addition to code 90460 when applicable.

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Medicine

Immunization Administration for Vaccines/Toxoids

Vaccine code changes include new codes, code revisions, and deletions. Code 90701 has been deleted because the diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and whole-cell pertussis vaccine (DTP) represented by this code was discontinued. Likewise,...

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