As of 1 October 2021, temporary fee codes introduced last year for adult influenza and pneumococcal immunizations have been reactivated for the 2021/22 flu season. The reactivation was made to address the increased costs of providing immunizations during COVID-19.
In addition, pertussis immunization in pregnancy has been added to the list of immunizations for which these fee codes can be billed. This has been a publicly funded vaccination in BC since November 2020.
Both temporary respiratory immunization fee codes are effective for dates of service on or after 1 October 2021, with an end date of 30 April 2022.
Details of the fee
T10040 Respiratory immunization for patients 19 years of age or older (with visit):
- Payable for influenza (using ICD-9 code V048) and pneumococcal (using ICD-9 code V05) and pertussis during pregnancy (using ICD-9 code V036) immunizations.
- Payable in full with an office visit.
- If the primary purpose of the service is for immunization, bill fee item 10041 using ICD-9 code V048 for influenza, and/or V05 for pneumococcal and/or V036 for pertussis during pregnancy.
TB10041 Respiratory immunization for patients 19 years of age or older (without visit):
- Payable for influenza (using ICD-9 code V048) and pneumococcal (using ICD-9 code V05) and pertussis during pregnancy (using ICD-9 code V036) immunizations when the primary purpose of the service is for immunization.
- Not payable with an office visit.
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org