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August 16, 2021
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AMA announces CPT codes for third doses of Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

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The AMA said today that the CPT code set has been updated to include codes for a third dose of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines.

According to an AMA press release, the CPT codes and long descriptors that are available for immediate use are:

CPT codes for the third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now available, AMA said.
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  • Pfizer; 0003A - Immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 30 mcg/0.3 mL dosage, diluent reconstituted; third dose
  • Moderna; 0013A - Immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, mRNA-LNP, spike protein, preservative free, 100 mcg/0.5 mL dosage; third dose

“These CPT codes and descriptors are used to report the actual work of administering the vaccine, in addition to all necessary counseling provided to patients or caregivers and updating the electronic record,” AMA said in a press release.

Last week, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously in favor of providing a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for patients who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Soon after, the FDA authorized a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for certain immunocompromised patients.

Many of the other new COVID-19 vaccine-specific CPT codes can be found on Healio, including the codes for the first two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, as well as the codes for the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Novavax and AstraZeneca/University of Oxford, which will be effective upon FDA approval or emergency use authorization, according to a press release.

The CPT codes can also be accessed on the AMA website, along with a code finder resource to help determine the appropriate CPT code combination for the type and dose of COVID-19 vaccine provided to each patient, according to AMA.