CQW Panacea-re-brand-rev3

Pharmacy

For the Week of August 25, 2014

Question:

Will Medicare pay for the pneumococcal vaccination if a beneficiary is uncertain of his or her vaccination history?

Answer:

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.

Return to Compliance Question of the Week Index

BMQ3APPT14 PHM

Sign up to receive Compliance Question of the Week.

To view and archive of the Pharmacy Compliance Question fo the Week, click here