COVID-19 Vaccine Payment Codes Released; ‘Specificity’ Will Help Real World Tracking
American Medical Association announces reimbursement codes for the COVID-19 vaccines being developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.
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Part of a broad rule that also aims to fix a coverage gap for COVID-19 vaccines, the payment policy differs from NTAP in that manufacturers of COVID therapies won’t have to formally apply and the add-on payments will not take the cost of the COVID products into account.
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