The AMA also created a new HCPCS Level II code for the vaccine's administration.
A version of this article was first published January 25, 2021, by HCPro's Revenue Cycle Advisor, a sibling publication to HealthLeaders.
The American Medical Association (AMA) recently added a new CPT code that will be used to report a COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by Janssen Pharmaceutica, a division of Johnson & Johnson.
The new CPT code is:
- 91303, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID-19) vaccine, DNA, spike protein, adenovirus type 26 (Ad26) vector, preservative free, 5x1010 viral particles/0.5 mL dosage, for intramuscular use
The AMA also created a new HCPCS Level II code for the vaccine’s administration:
- 0031A, immunization administration by intramuscular injection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine, DNA, spike protein, Ad26 vector, preservative free, 5x1010 viral particles/0.5 mL dosage, single dose
These codes will go into effect when the Food and Drug Administration approves the vaccine candidate or grants it emergency use authorization, according to the AMA.
A complete list of CPT/HCPCS codes for COVID-19 vaccines and associated payment allowances is available here.
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