Author Topic: VFC Program Billing for Pediatric Office  (Read 985 times)

tbrown

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VFC Program Billing for Pediatric Office
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:18:50 AM »
 I have just obtained a client that participates in the VFC vaccine program. I know that you can not bill for the vaccine since the doctor is given the vaccine for free. I wanted to know is would you just enter charges as the preventative medicine visit and the administration fee for the vaccine, since you can bill the administration fee only. Can someone please advise me on this matter.

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Re: VFC Program Billing for Pediatric Office
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 09:07:11 AM »
I believe you are correct.  You can bill for the preventative visit and the administration of the vaccine.
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Re: VFC Program Billing for Pediatric Office
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 05:55:35 PM »
Here is some further info from the CDC website:

"There is no charge for any vaccines given by a VFC provider to eligible children. But there can be some other costs with a vaccination:

    Doctors can charge a set (or standard) fee to administer each shot. But if the family can't afford the fee per shot, the fee must be excused. A VFC-eligible child cannot be refused a vaccination due to the parent's or guardian's inability to pay for shot administration.
    There can be a fee for the office visit.
    There can be fees for non-vaccine services, like an eye exam or blood test."

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/about/index.html