MLN Connects Special Edition - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Moderna
On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Moderna COVID 19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 for individuals 18 years of age and older. Review Moderna’s Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) regarding the limitations of authorized use.

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), Medicare will cover and pay for the administration of the vaccine (when furnished consistent with the EUA). Review our updated payment and HCPCS Level I CPT code structure for specific COVID-19 vaccine information. Only bill for the vaccine administration codes when you submit claims to Medicare; don’t include the vaccine product codes when the vaccines are free.

Related links:
* CMS COVID-19 Provider Toolkit
* CMS COVID-19 FAQs
* CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for medical centers, clinics, and clinicians
* FDA COVID-19 Vaccines webpage





Last Updated: 12/22/2020