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03/25/2014 08:45 EDT
Influenza vaccine and Medicare Fee For Service patients: Q-and-A session
HEALTH will hold two call-in sessions to address providers' questions about ordering influenza vaccine for Medicare Fee-For-Service patients. Call-in to ask a question or listen to questions from other providers. (Call-in number: 888-801-6157; Participant Code: 83431968). Call 1: March 27th - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Call 2: April 2nd – 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
03/25/2014 08:44 EDT
Influenza Vaccine for Medicare Fee-For-Service patients
Beginning with the 2014-2015 influenza season the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will no longer reimburse the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) for influenza vaccine administered to Medicare Fee-For-Service patients. Healthcare providers can either order influenza vaccine for their Medicare Fee-For-Service patients privately, or order and reimburse HEALTH for the purchase of vaccine.
03/10/2014 11:03 EDT
Influenza Vaccine for Medicare Fee-For-Service patients
Beginning with the 2014-2015 influenza season the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will no longer reimburse the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) for influenza vaccine administered to Medicare Fee-For-Service patients. Healthcare providers can either order flu vaccine for their Medicare Fee-For-Service patients privately, or Reimburse HEALTH for the purchase of vaccine. If providers choose to order influenza vaccine privately for this population, vaccine should be pre-booked directly with manufacturers by March 31 to ensure that vaccine is available.
03/10/2014 11:00 EDT
HEALTH has identified a practice contact for each State-Supplied Vaccine Program enrollee. Practice contacts are available to provide individualized support to your practice and will assist with any general vaccine issues that arise.
03/10/2014 10:59 EDT
All SSV providers should be aware of HEALTH's Vaccine Replacement Policy. Providers must now replace vaccine wasted during instances of negligence. (Previously providers would pay for vaccine wasted during instances of negligence.) Read the Vaccine Replacement Policy for examples of negligence and an explanation of the 5% wastage allowance.

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