For the Week of August 25, 2014
Will Medicare pay for the pneumococcal vaccination if a beneficiary is uncertain of his or her vaccination history?
Yes. If a beneficiary is uncertain about his or her vaccination history in the past five years, the vaccine should be given and Medicare will cover the revaccination as long as a physician has ordered it. If a beneficiary is certain that more than five years have passed, revaccination is not appropriate unless the beneficiary is at highest risk.
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