Medical Practice Management
Oct 09

October Flu Shot Reminder

Flu Season Is Upon Us! Begin now to take advantage of each patient office visit as an opportunity to encourage your patients to get a flu shot. It's still their best defense against combating the flu this season. (Medicare provides coverage of the flu vaccine without any out-of-pocket costs to the Medicare patient. No deductible or copayment/coinsurance applies.) And don't forget, health care personnel can spread the highly contagious flu virus to patients. Advice: Protect yourself. Don't get the flu. Don't give the flu. Get a flu shot.

Remember – Influenza vaccine plus its administration are covered Part B benefits. Note that influenza vaccine is not a Part D-covered drug.

For information about Medicare's coverage of the influenza virus vaccine and its administration as well as related educational resources for health care professionals, please go to http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MLNProducts/Downloads/flu_products.pdf on the CMS Web site.

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