Getting Reimbursed for Tdap Vaccination
Many prenatal care providers’ offices now routinely offer immunization services to their patients. Coding and billing can be barriers to administering the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy. Correct coding enables an office to report these activities to third-party payers and to receive appropriate reimbursement for these services.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)External has a number of resources to help practices get reimbursed for vaccination services.
General Immunization Coding Resources
- Immunization Coding for Obstetrician-Gynecologists 2013 Cdc-pdf[18 pages, 1.91 MB]External — a coding guide solely focused on immunization
- Quick Glance Guide Cdc-pdf[2 pages]External — 2-page quick guide of frequently used immunization codes
- Frequently Asked Coding QuestionsExternal — ACOG answers some of the most frequently asked questions about coding for immunization services
Tdap-specific Coding Resources
- Tdap ToolkitCdc-pdfExternal — scroll past the physician script to see coding and billing information that is specific to Tdap immunization