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Eschew E/M Payment When Billing a Flu Shot

Question: When patients come in for a flu shot, our nurse sees the patient first. She documents a brief history, looking for any contraindications and counsels the patient on the vaccine. Can we report a separate E/M along with the administration code for these encounters? North Mississippi Subscriber Answer: No, you cannot report a separate E/M code for this encounter, [...]