For the Week of October 27, 2014
How are hospitals paid for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines?
When these vaccines are furnished in a hospital outpatient department, rural health clinic (RHC), or federally qualified health center (FQHC), payment is based on reasonable cost. Otherwise the Part B payment allowance limits for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are 95 percent of the average wholesale price (AWP).
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